Net zero announcement: UK sets out plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions
The UK has pledged to achieve Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050 and the Government has recognized the significant contribution UK business needs to make to turn carbon ambition into carbon action.
Aviation accounts for 3% of the world’s carbon emissions and is considered one of the toughest sectors to achieve direct reductions, due to not having alternatives to jet-fuelled engines.
In a recent YouGov poll, 2/3 of adults think the UK should strive to be a global leader on climate action. In another survey 8 out of 10 Trident customers think maintaining a focus on sustainability & Net Zero will stand their business in good stead for a quicker recovery post-Covid-19.
Ministers are investing £620m in grants for electric vehicles and street charging points.
An extra £350m is promised to help the automotive supply chain move to electric.
Car makers will be mandated to sell a proportion of clean vehicles each year.
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What is net zero and how is the UK doing?
Without action on climate change, the world faces a hotter planet, rising sea levels and extreme weather that threaten many forms of life.
The UK has already made progress in cutting emissions compared to the levels released in 1990. In 2019, the country released 40% less than in 1990.
On Tuesday the government also announced a strategy to address emissions from the UK’s 30 million buildings.