Wales ‘to go beyond’ CCC’s 95% carbon cut target

The Welsh government has formally accepted the Committee on Climate Change’s plans to slash greenhouse gas emissions, while embracing plans to go further.

Last month, the advisory body proposed that Wales should reduce its emissions by 95% by 2050, based on 1990 levels. This is less ambitious than the suggested overall UK target of net zero by the same date, due to the nation’s agricultural emissions.

The Welsh government will introduce regulations to the assembly next year to amend the existing 80% target for 2050, adjusting amending interim targets and carbon budgets as appropriate.

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