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.
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.
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.
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.