Britain aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions by more than two thirds this decade. According to the British government, this is the fastest reduction of all major economies.
The aim is to reduce emissions by 68 percent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. By 2050, the country must be carbon neutral.
The United Kingdom (UK) is preparing to co-host a climate summit to be held on December 12. “Today, we are leading the way with an ambitious new target to reduce our emissions by 2030, faster than any major economy. Also,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a statement.
“But this is a global effort, which is why the UK is urging world leaders to put forward their own ambitious plans to cut emissions and set net-zero targets as part of next week’s climate summit”, said the prime minister.
Johnson last month unveiled plans for “a green industrial revolution” that will create and support 250,000 jobs. The project includes a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars, quadrupling offshore wind and scaling up hydrogen production capacity, all within the decade.