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Lead the global fight against climate change

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We will lead the global fight against climate change by delivering on our world-leading target of Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, as advised by the independent Committee on Climate Change.

Conservative Party Manifesto 2019, p.55

Our verdict

  • This policy promises to provide global leadership in combating climate change by delivering on the UK’s target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
  • Since the election, the government has made some advances in areas such as funding carbon capture technology and has promised to publish an interim report of the Net Zero Review in autumn 2020.
  • Delivering on this pledge, demonstrating global leadership, would require significant movement towards the 2050 target; the government has maintained a qualified commitment to combating climate change and has taken some steps towards fulfilling this policy, but for now this remains ‘in progress’.

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