Boris Johnson would legislate for net-zero by 2050 if made PM

A Boris Johnson-led government would legislate for net-zero emissions by 2050, according to the leadership hopeful’s Twitter account, despite having denied climate science in his columns for the Telegraph.

Yesterday Johnson, who is one of 11 candidates vying to succeed Theresa May as leader, leapt on World Environment Day, tweeting that under him, a Conservative government would “win our bid to host COP 2020”, “legislate for net-zero emissions by 2050” and “embrace the opportunity of green growth for the UK as a global decarbonisation leader”.

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Johnson’s tweet has raised a number of eyebrows, given he voted against the setting of a statutory UK decarbonisation target in 2016.

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