Boris Johnson has announced that his country plans to cut emissions by more than two thirds by 2030. But a “global effort” is necessary, he said.
The UK government aims to reduce its country’s greenhouse gas emissions by more than two thirds by 2030. The announcement comes a good week before the online climate conference on the fifth anniversary of the Paris climate agreement. By 2030, emissions are to be reduced by 68 percent compared to 1990 levels. Great Britain wants to prove its pioneering global role in the fight against global warming after leaving the EU, it said in a government release.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that his country is taking the lead with an ambitious new goal. Britain will act “faster than any other major economy”. But it is a “global effort” necessary, said Johnson and called on the heads of state and government of the world to present themselves “ambitious plans to reduce emissions and to set themselves net-zero targets”. His country wants to achieve CO2 neutrality by 2050.