Now is the right time to set a ‘net-zero’ greenhouse gas emissions target, says the Committee on Climate Change in its new report. It wants to set a 2050 target for the UK overall, with a target for Scotland to reach that level by 2045. It says Wales should adopt a target for a 95% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, compared to 1990 levels. The costs are manageable within the current cost envelope (but must be fairly distributed) and there would be industrial and health benefits, the CCC said.
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