Net-zero by 2050: Industry urges government to ‘get on with it’

Industry has responded to the Committee on Climate Change’s recommendation that the UK can and should become carbon neutral by 2050 by urging the government to swiftly set a net-zero target and create policies to help business meet the goal.

The Committee on Climate Change’s report, published today, has been broadly welcomed, but in most cases with a caveat that the onus is on the government to provide the incentives and framework on which industry can build.

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Rain Newton-Smith, chief economist at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), said the CCC’s recommendations marked “a new dawn for climate change action in the UK”.

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