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Before the Biden climate summit, the UK toughened its greenhouse gas emissions targets

This week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is ready to announce stricter greenhouse gas emissions targets for the next 15 years, aiming to cut carbon dioxide by 78% by 2035, from 1990 levels.

  • Johnson will announce new goals in the coming days, according to the Financial Times report later confirmed by a number of Britons media. If confirmed, the government’s new goals would make the UK the first developed economy with such ambitious goals.

  • President Joe Biden hosted a virtual summit of 40 world climate leaders this weekend where he expected to announce The United States’ own “nationally determined contribution” to the carbon restriction. The UK will hold key UN climate negotiations on COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland in November.

  • Last year, the UK announced its goal of reducing its emissions by 68% by 2030. It accounts for 1.1% of global carbon emissions, compared with 15% for the US and 26% for China.

  • The International Energy Agency said in one report announced Tuesday that global carbon emissions will increase 4.8% this year – the largest increase in history – after falling 5.8% in 2020 due to the global economic slowdown, due to pandemic COVID-19 caused.

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Prospects: Johnson is eager to ensure that COP26 by the end of the year will be successful. And the emergence in Germany of the Green Party – which has a reliable chance of winning the October general election – is helping to focus the minds of European politicians on the political impact of climate change problem.

From archived documents (October 2020): Boris Johnson in an effort to turn the UK into ‘Saudi Arabia’ for Wind Energy



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