Parliament approves net zero goal

The UK has become the first major economy to agree a legal target to release net zero greenhouse gas emissions, though peers have criticised the government for failing to outline how it will be achieved.

The amendment to the Climate Change Act 2008 completed its passage through parliament yesterday evening and was published this morning. One of the shortest pieces of legislation ever to be approved by parliament, the Climate Change Act 2008 (2050 Target Amendment) Order 2019 simply substitutes the Act’s 80% target for 2050 with a 100% cut.

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