50% emissions cut by 2027
The British government has committed the UK to a legally binding ‘green deal’ that will require 1990 carbon emissions to be reduced by 50% by 2027.
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]The target is an interim target towards an 80% cut by 2050. Environment NGOs welcomed the announcement but said there was too little detail about how the cuts would be made. The deal makes the UK the only country with a legal commitment to reductions after 2020, but there is a ‘get-out’ clause in the legislation which will allow it to be watered down if British companies are seen to be disadvantaged because other European countries are not matching the same ambition of reductions.