Business groups herald ‘new dawn for climate change action’ as landmark report published

(The Independent, 2 May 2019) Broad support for net zero emissions by 2050 as Committee on Climate Change outline major changes required over next three decades.

The British government’s official climate change advisers are to recommend the country adopts a legally binding net zero fossil fuel emissions target by 2050.

The recommendations, made by the Committee on Climate Change on Thursday, would replace previous targets agreed in 2008, which aimed to reduce damaging greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent what they were in 1990.

The CCC report explains the need for considerable changes to many ways British people live if we are to meet the target.

These include major changes to how we generate power, heat our homes, what food we eat and farming practices.

Millions of homes will have to make the switch to low-carbon heating, people will need to eat less beef, lamb and dairy, and dispose of waste more efficiently, the report states.

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The Independent, 2 May 2019: Business groups herald ‘new dawn for climate change action’ as landmark report published