A 61% cut in emissions by 2030 below 1990 levels remains the minimum effort required of the UK, despite the increase in global ambition after the Paris climate agreement. That’s the conclusion of today’s letter to Amber Rudd, the energy and climate change secretary, from her official advisers the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). Although the letter fails to recommend higher ambition it does further cement the CCC’s position on the UK’s fifth carbon budget, which must be set in law before the end of June. It also promises to look at whether the UK’s 2050 goal remains sufficient.
Carbon Brief 28th Jan 2016 read more »
The government’s climate change advisory body has today said its recommendations regarding the UK’s fifth emissions reduction target remain the same – despite the global emissions reduction deal struck in Paris in December. In a letter to Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said the proposals it made in November for the UK’s fifth carbon budget – which will set out the emissions reduction needed between 2028 and 2032 – remain unchanged at 57 per cent CO2 equivalent below 1990 levels.
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