Net-zero by 2050: 15 things you need to know

Slashing the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions by 100% by 2050 is “necessary, feasible and cost-effective” and the target should be made legally binding, the government’s climate change advisers have said in a much-anticipated report, published today. Here are 15 things you need to know about the Committee on Climate Change’s recommendations.

1 The government should ‘legislate as soon as possible’ for a net-zero greenhouse gas target

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) wants a binding target put in place fast by revising the Climate Change Act. The target should be legislated for as a 100% reduction in greenhouse gases (GHGs) by 2050 from 1990 levels and should cover all sectors of the economy, including international aviation and shipping, according to the committee. It recommends setting a net-zero GHG target rather than a CO2 target. Hitting the target by 2050 would be in line with the UK’s commitment under the Paris Agreement, it says.

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