What will it take for the UK to hit zero emissions by 2050?

Madeleine Cuff
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New report maps the social, technical and economic barriers to cutting emissions to zero across the UK in the next two decades - but is a four-day working week and a ban on public advertising really the answer?

The UK has world-leading climate legislation. But anyone with half an eye on climate policy knows that its performance against emissions targets is not fully living up to the ambitious promises of the...

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