Labour considers earlier net zero emission target

James Murray
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Labour considers earlier net zero emission target

Shadow Chancellor tells the FT climate science suggests 2050 net zero target date may have to be pulled forward

Labour has signalled it could pull forward the new 2050 target date for the UK to deliver a net zero emission economy, arguing the latest climate science suggests an earlier date may be required. In...

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