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At the current rate of progress, the UK will not reach net zero before 2099

Let’s start with the facts: the government is set to miss its climate targets and is falling ever further behind. The Committee on Climate Change said in 2018 that the UK is not on track to meet our “fourth and fifth carbon budgets.” What that means is that the government’s plans for reducing emissions are not good enough if we are to meet our targets up to the early 2030s, which were set by…

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