Britain calls on EU to adopt target to cut emissions by 50% by 2030
Britain has called on the fellow EU governments to adopt a legally binding ambitious target of slashing greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent by the year 2030.
The British government wants its fellow EU governments to go ahead with the agreement that makes governments legally binding to cut carbon emissions by 40 per cent from 1990 levels, with an ambition for it to be extended to 50 per cent when the agreement is reached in an estimated time-period of two years.
Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey admitted that the target, as part of a global climate agreement in 2015, was ambitious, but stressed that it was achievable as well as necessary.
Speaking on the topic, Davey said, “We need to maintain the momentum towards a binding global climate agreement in 2015. This 2030 target is ambitious, but it is achievable and necessary.”
Davey added that there was a need to significantly increase the use of renewable energy to meet such ambitious targets. He further added that the UK government was committed to increasing the use of renewable energy.
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