Theresa May announces end to UK contribution to climate change by 2050

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The Prime Minister, Theresa May has announced that the UK will adopt a target of a net contribution to climate change by 2050. The change will be implemented through a statutory instrument that will amend the climate change act 2008. This will mean that the UK is to be the first G7 Country to legislate for net zero emissions. She also said that reducing pollution would also benefit public health and cut NHS costs. Prior to this the UK’s 2050 target was to reduce emissions by 80%. She said “as the first country to legislate for long-term climate targets, we can be truly proud of our record in tackling climate change. We have made huge progress in growing our economy and the jobs market while slashing emissions. Now is the time to go further and faster to safeguard the environment for our children.”

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