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.