UK to be organized COP26 Climate Summit At the end of the year in Glasgow, on Tuesday, it promised to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels.
first Minister Boris Johnson This announcement was made two days before the international climate summit proposed by the US President Joe BidenWhich should represent Washington’s return to the fight against global warming after the disengagement Donald Trump.
The new British commitment increases the previous goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 68% by 2030 compared to 1990, which was already considered an ambitious project.
We want to continue to scale up the fight against climate change, which is why we are setting the most ambitious emissions reduction goal in the world, ”Johnson said.
Thus, the UK intends to lead by example a few months after hosting the main UN climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, in November.
We want world leaders to follow our example and live up to our ambitions before the crucial climate summit, COP26Johnson urged that our planet be rebuilt greener and only protect our planet if we come together to act. “
His government aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, which will involve a major transformation of the British economy.
To achieve this goal, the Prime Minister said, “The UK will be home to pioneering companies, new technologies and green innovations.”
To reduce carbon dioxide emissions, the UK Climate Change Committee, which advises the executive, has proposed investing in energy regeneration and in building buildings that consume less energy, developing electric cars and planting trees.
But the head of business in the opposition Labor Party, Ed Miliband, considered that “the government cannot be trusted to match the rhetoric with reality.”
“This year, as the host country of COP26, the UK has a special responsibility to lead the way towards a greener future. This government is not up to the task,” he said.