CCC: Net-zero target for 2050 is ‘necessary, feasible and cost-effective’

The UK can become carbon neutral by 2050 if government starts developing ambitious policies straight away, says the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).

In a major report, published on 2 May, the CCC advises tightening the national target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions to 100% by 2050 compared with 1990 (also known as net zero), up from the current 80%.

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It says Scotland has more potential to remove pollution from its economy than the UK overall, so should go net zero by 2045, while Wales can adopt a slightly less ambitious target of 95% reduction by 2050.

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