Alistair Burt welcomes Conservative action to end the UK’s contribution to global warming

NE Beds MP Alistair Burt has today welcomed the announcement that the UK will become the first major economy in the world to end its contribution towards global warming, as the Conservative Government introduces a new law to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Last year the Government commissioned an independent panel of experts to advise on achieving net zero. After careful consideration of their report, published in May, the Prime Minister has now announced that the UK will legislate to end its contribution to global warming.

The UK has reduced emissions faster than any other advanced country in the world, with 2018 being the cleanest and greenest year on record. By legislating for net zero, it will now go even further, phasing out coal power, committing billions of pounds to develop new renewable technologies and creating hundreds of thousands of low carbon jobs.

Alistair said:

“I am immensely proud that it is the Conservative Party legislating to make the UK the first major economy in the world to end its contribution towards global warming.

Climate change is one of the most urgent global challenges we face and we are leading the world in our efforts to tackle it.  We were the first country to raise the issue internationally and, by investing in green industries and decarbonising our economy, we will leave the environment in a better state for the next generation.”