The UK government has decided to set the world’s most ambitious environmental target into law to slash carbon emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels, in accordance with the recommendation from the independent Climate Change Committee.
This sixth Carbon Budget will ensure the island nation remains on track to end its contribution to greenhouse gases while remaining consistent with the Paris Agreement temperature goal.
“We want to continue to raise the bar on tackling climate change, and that’s why we’re setting the most ambitious target to cut emissions in the world. The UK will be home to pioneering businesses, new technologies and green innovation as we make progress to net zero emissions, laying the foundations for decades of economic growth in a way that creates thousands of jobs,” said British PM Boris Johnson.
It must be mentioned here that the Carbon Budget, for the first time, will include Britain’s share of international aviation and shipping emissions.