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Tory MPs tell Cameron to accept steep cuts needed for UK

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David Cameron could face significant opposition from his MPs over UK’s fifth carbon budget, under which emissions must fall by 57% below 1990 levels by 2032. Photograph: PA

Climate change is a problem that cannot wait, 20 backbenchers say in their statement to PM, urging him to accept cuts in greenhouse gas emissions

May 5, 2016 — Twenty Conservative MPs have written to the prime minister urging him to accept the steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions required by the UK’s ‘fifth carbon budget’. Continue reading Tory MPs tell Cameron to accept steep cuts needed for UK

Scotland urged to adopt more ambitious carbon emissions target

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An electricity pylon at Sherrifmuir near Dunblane, with the Braes of Doune windfarm in the background. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA
UK Committee on Climate Change says Holyrood should aim to reduce greenhouse gases by 61% over next 14 years

March 16, 2016 — Scottish ministers should aim to cut the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by a challenging but achievable 61% by 2030, an influential advisory committee has recommended.

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Zero carbon emissions target to be enshrined in UK law

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The UK is already committed to reducing carbon emissions 80% by 2050. Photograph: Robert Harding/Rex Shutterstock
Energy minister Andrea Leadsom responds to call from Ed Miliband, saying Paris climate pledge will be legally binding

March 15, 2016 — The UK will enshrine in law a long-term goal of reducing its carbon emissions to zero, as called for in last year’s historic Paris climate deal.

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