Climate Change: government commits to cut emissions to zero by 2050

Greenhouse emissions from a factory credit Mohri UN CECARThe government has announced tougher plans to tackle climate change by pledging to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the UK to almost zero by, the year 2050.

Under the 2008 Climate Change Act, MPs agreed to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050, but this will now change under the terms of the new law.

The news was welcomed by the Revd Dr David Pickering, Moderator of the United Reformed Church (URC) National Synod of Scotland, who presented a resolution at the URC’s Mission Council in May that called on the Church to divest from fossil fuel companies and which was unanimously approved.

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