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Climate report: it’s time to decarbonise capitalism

The Labour and Conservative approaches will fail. We need to make Britain the world’s green financial capital

By Edward Davey   October 2019

Anyone worried that the target to bring all greenhouse gas emissions down to net zero by 2050 is unachievable need only look at the last decade’s dramatic breakthroughs in key technologies and their economics—especially solar and wind. Other technologies, like power storage and carbon capture and storage/usage, are maturing fast.

Instead, the barriers to net zero are now largely political and financial, not technological. From Trump to Bolsonaro, Putin to bin Salman, the combination of…

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