Boris Johnson accelerates decarbonization. The Premier announced that Britain intends to reduce harmful emissions by 2035, fifteen years ahead of schedule. The new targets will be set by law and will also for the first time impose limitations on the air transport sector, road and ship.
“We want to aim more and more at climate protection and for this we have established the most ambitious emission reductions in the world,” Johnson said, adding that the move is not only to do the right thing, but will also have a positive impact. British economy, to attract investment and encourage innovation. The Premier’s announcement, which coincides with a virtual summit on climate emergency organized by US President Joe Biden on Thursday, puts Britain globally first in the fight against the ‘greenhouse effect’.
AIE predicts emissions boom
The International Energy Agency (IEA) says that the battle is becoming increasingly difficult, predicting the acceleration of harmful emissions in the world due to the recovery of the economy after the epidemic in 2021. It would be the second-largest increase in emissions in history, second only to the decade after the financial crisis. The boom in CO2 emissions is also in the United States due to increased use of coal to generate electricity in Asia. States. According to the agency, the use of fossil fuels as the most polluting is particularly “disappointing and worrying”, as the decline in the cost of renewable energy sources has made them cheaper than coal. Only a decisive and rapid intervention by governments can prevent an irreversible worsening of climate conditions, the IEA underlined.
Great Britain’s commitment is the first advanced country to reduce emissions so quickly, an example for other governments and an invitation to do the same. The United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Cop-26, will be held in Glasgow in November in collaboration with Italy by the United Kingdom, beyond the virtual summit in Washington. The UK government has embraced all the recommendations of the Independent Commission on Climate Change (CCC), including reducing harmful emissions by 78% from 1990 levels within fifteen years.
A much more ambitious goal
The previous target was a 68% reduction by 2030, with a decrease of 68% by 2030. Many aspects of the economy and people’s daily lives have to be changed to meet the set goals. For example, less travel by car, less travel by plane, less heat in winter and air conditioning in summer. More thermal insulation in homes and offices, more use of renewable energy sources, more trees, which is why environmental organizations have welcomed the funding of Johnson’s announcement, funding the difficult transition to a ‘greener economy’ The guarantee has been sought and emphasized that none of the previously set emission reduction targets were met.