Britain’s strategy to meet climate change targets not sufficient -lawmakers

Britain’s strategy to meet climate change targets not sufficient -lawmakers

The British government’s Clean Growth Strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will not be enough to meet legally binding climate change targets, a committee of cross-party lawmakers said on Wednesday.

The strategy, launched last year, outlines investment in research and innovation to help reduce emissions which lead to global warming.

Britain has committed to cut emissions by 80 percent by 2050 compared to 1990 levels and must produce proposals on how to reach its climate targets as part of carbon budgets set every five years.

Although the amount of electricity generated from low-carbon energy doubled to a record 50 percent last year from 2009, there are signs that investment might have stalled in the past two years, the Environmental Audit Committee said in a report. Read More

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