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UK will explore net zero carbon emissions policy by 2050, says minister

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k1869 (Published 26 April 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k1869
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London, UK

The UK government is asking the Committee on Climate Change, an independent advisory body, to give advice on working towards a net zero carbon emissions economy by 2050.

The announcement was made by Claire Perry, minister for energy and clean growth, during a parliamentary debate on 24 April. “We are the first developed country to ask for advice on what a zero emissions economy would look like in 2050,” said Perry.

Perry told the Commonwealth heads of government meeting on 17 April that the UK government will review its long term target …

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