‘A tale of two governments’: Measures to slash emissions insufficient, say advisers

The government is facing a “get real moment” and must put in place bold plans to rein in greenhouse gas emissions quickly or face embarrassment as the likely host of a major international climate conference (COP26) next year, say its climate change advisers.

At the launch of a report on the UK’s progress on reducing emissions, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC)’s chief executive Chris Stark said it was a “tale of two governments” in which one sets the target to reduce emissions to net zero by 2050 in law and the other “does not increase the policy ambition to match” or “have a plan for what the science tells us is coming”. 

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