Boris Johnson: ‘We place the climate change agenda at the absolute core of what we are doing’

Boris Johnson has addressed parliament for the first time since becoming prime minister, reaffirming the government’s commitment for the UK to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

In his inaugural speech yesterday, Johnson said that addressing climate change was at the “absolute core” of what his government was doing. He told the House of Commons that by 2050 the UK “will no longer make any contribution whatsoever to the destruction of our precious planet brought about by carbon emissions,” because by then the country will have “led the world in delivering that net zero target”.

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