Boris Johnson’s 68% emissions reduction target ‘only part of the equation’

The UK’s plan to achieve a 68% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, among the most ambitious targets in the world, should drive diplomatic efforts ahead of COP26. But it must be accompanied swiftly by the equally ambitious policies needed to deliver it, say experts and the government’s own auditors.

by Gareth Simkins
The prime minister signed off on the 68% reduction yesterday. Photograph: WPA Pool/Getty Images
The prime minister signed off on the 68% reduction yesterday. Photograph: WPA Pool/Getty Images

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