London, 02 May 2019: Today the UK government has announced that it will adopt a net zero carbon target, following recommendations from the recent report from the UK Committee on Climate Change.
Responding to the news, Helen Clarkson, CEO of The Climate Group, the international non-profit with a mission of accelerating climate action, said:
“Today’s announcement to enshrine a net zero target into UK law should be welcomed by business. Big, ambitious long-term climate targets help governments and business alike. The UK’s bold leadership helps improve certainty to invest at the scale and speed required.
“Companies that we work with to set strong climate targets, such as going fully renewable or purchasing electric vehicles, are meeting or exceeding expectations and making significant profit along the way. We hope that today’s announcement will inspire all British business to act now and help protect our planet for all.”