London government to commit to deeper cuts in carbon emissions this week donosi Financial TimesCiting unofficial sources. According to the newspaper, in the coming days Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his country’s commitment to reduce emissions by 78% by 2035. Compared to 1990
The UK’s far-reaching announcement of the new target is illustrated by the fact that the previous target, assuming a 68% emissions cut by 2030, was one of the most ambitious in the world. The UK is preparing to host the UN Climate Summit COP26 at the end of this year.
Great Britain adopts a stricter CO2 emissions target
The new target is also likely to cover emissions from international aviation and shipping. According to the Financial Times, the target will be announced before the US Climate Summit on Thursday, where President Joe Biden will present the goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions in the world’s largest economy.
Achieving the new goal will require profound changes in the way the economy operates. Speech including. On removing carbon from the electricity system, reducing UK meat and dairy consumption, introducing low-carbon heating systems in homes and afforestation of new land.
The UK was one of the first major economies to commit to net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. The United States is expected to adopt a similar goal under the Joe Biden administration. As host of COP26 in Glasgow in November, the UK is trying to persuade other countries to adopt more ambitious climate goals ahead of the summit.. This effort was supported by the United States’ re-accession to the Paris climate agreement in January.
COP26 summit may be delayed by a year
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the COP26 summit has been postponed by a year, and the UK is preparing contingency plans should the health crisis persist, the Financial Times reports. These plans assume a virtual peak, delay event, or hybrid model with a small number of participants.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson He declares climate policy his priority. It banned the sale of new gasoline cars from 2030 and set high targets for offshore wind generationوليد. On the other hand, the government faced criticism earlier this year and wanted to allow the construction of a coal mine in Cumbria. Meanwhile, according to the opposition Labor Party, changing CO2 reduction targets is only a move on paper.
It is right to set more ambitious goals, but we cannot trust that they will be pursued. The government shrugs off proposals to build a new coal mine, has scrapped a major housing modernization program, and is far from achieving the climate neutrality we have committed to.
– says Ed Miliband, former leader of the Labor Party.