Priva UK Ltd has welcomed a Committee on Climate Change (CCC) report which recommends a 2050 net zero emissions target in the UK.
“Net Zero – The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming” is the CCC’s response to a request from the Governments of the UK, Wales and Scotland to reassess the UK’s long-term emissions targets. The CCC’s new emissions scenarios drew on ten new research projects, three expert advisory groups and reviews of the work of the IPCC and others.
The Report’s key emission target dates are:
• In the UK, net-zero greenhouse gases by 2050.
• In Scotland, a net-zero date of 2045, reflecting Scotland’s greater relative capacity to remove emissions than the UK as a whole.
• In Wales, a 95% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2050.
Gavin Holvey, UK & Ireland Sales Manager at Priva UK Ltd, comments: “The UK is a world leader in tackling climate change. The report from the Committee on Climate Change is another step forward in tackling emissions through the announcement of a definitive date by which we should achieve net zero emissions.
“Engagement with businesses will be a key driver in achieving this ambitious goal so they understand the results that can be achieved by investing in low carbon technology. Whilst there is still a long way to go to achieve the zero emissions target, now is the time for the industry to join together for the benefit of the environment.”