Could Britain really cut carbon emissions by 2030?

The target, which Labour is considering, would need a rapid move to renewable energy, electric vehicles and low-meat diets

Harry Cockburn
Thursday 13 June 2019 21:51
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Labour has responded to Theresa May‘s pledge to make Britain carbon neutral by 2050 by floating an even more ambitious target – no greenhouse gas emissions at all in 11 years’ time.

But is this 2030 deadline, which John McDonnell says is being given “serious thought”, feasible?

At the moment the UK is not even on track to meet existing 2025 and 2030 goals for emissions reductions – targets that don’t even take into account the enormous contributions of international aviation and shipping.

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