Later this year the UK government will formally ask its official climate experts, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), to explore the potential for the UK to tighten its emission reduction targets to bring them in line with international goals, Energy and Climate Minister Claire Perry announced today. Speaking during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) taking place in London this week, Perry said she would instruct the CCC to report on the implications of the Paris Agreement’s target to limit a rise in global average temperature to “well below” 2C and aim for 1.5C.
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The UK will embark on the road towards a net zero carbon economy later this year by mapping tougher emissions targets to match international climate agreements. Claire Perry, the minister for energy and clean growth, told delegates of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting that Britain would call on its official climate watchdog to lay out a route for tighter carbon controls in a move towards a net zero emissions economy. The Committee on Climate Change roadmap will follow a report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on how the international community can meet targets agreed in 2016.
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Climate change latest: UK becomes first developed economy to examine Paris agreement commitments. ‘The science is clear: in order to halt climate change, we have to move to net zero emissions – and to meet the Paris agreement temperature goals, we have to do so around mid-century’
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