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Net Zero Emissions Target

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An October 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report shows that we need to reach global net zero emissions by 2050 to stand a chance of meeting the 1.5ºC target, and a better than even chance of staying ‘well below 2ºC’ as set out in the Paris Agreement.

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more about net zero

What does net zero actually mean? And why is it important that we adopt a net zero target? The UK is not currently on track to meet the fourth and fifth carbon budgets, so strengthening of emissions targets is important to meet the Paris Agreement.

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progress to date

Find out about the current government position on a net zero emissions target. In April 2018, Claire Perry MP announced that the Government will gain advice from the Committee on Climate Change about strengthening the current target.

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what can you ask your MP to do?

You can ask your MP to sign a cross-party letter, initiated by Simon Clarke MP, calling on the Prime Minister to back a net zero emissions target by 2050. Though you're asking your MP to support a national target, ground your conversation in the local area.