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Carbon Emissions

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL138, tabled on 15 October 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to make 2025 the new target for zero carbon emissions.

Answered on

29 October 2019

Our independent advisors, the Committee on Climate Change, made clear in their report on Net Zero, published on 2 May 2019, that they do not consider it credible for the UK to aim to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions earlier than 2050.  We have legislated in line with this advice; to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and end the UK’s contribution to climate change.