The UK is targeting to set a new goal for carbon emissions. According to the report from Committee on Climate Change, UK should be net zero emissions country by 2050. This would equate to 1-2 % of the 2050 GDP, says Financial Times.
FT says that the report, which will be published on Thursday, will guide Scotland to be net zero already in 2045 and Wales 95 %zero in 2050 due to its sheep-farming industry.
The UK Parliament is expected to discuss about the Climate Change updates on Wednesday,when the House of Commons will have this topic on its agenda.The target would be reached by using more renewable energy sources, increasing the electric vehicles in transportation and for example capturing carbon from the air.
In 2018 the UK carbon emissions fell by 2,5 % sixth straight years in row.About 80 % of the UK homes are warmed by using natural gas.
If this new target would pass the Parliament,it would mean that the UK would be among the leading G7 countries to set this kind of target. It is good to remember that the UK will leave also the EU Emissions Trading System as part of the Brexit deal.
In London there have been several climate activists protests during the last two weeks in order to speed the decision making on Climate Change.