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Chair comments on Government's commitment to Net Zero emissions target

12 June 2019

Rachel Reeves MP, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has commented on the Prime Minister’s announcement that the UK is to set a legally binding target to end its contribution to climate change by 2050.

Chair's comments

“I’m pleased that the Government have adopted the legislation on net zero which I introduced in Parliament. Strong, early action on cutting carbon emissions is vital and will help ensure the UK reaps the health, environmental, and business benefits of achieving net zero. This puts the UK firmly at the forefront of tackling climate change. However, this commitment can only be the first step. The Government will now need to come forward with the co-ordinated policies, actions, and regulations needed to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.”

On Tuesday 11th June, Rachel Reeves MP, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee presented a Bill to Parliament which would commit the Government to reducing UK carbon emissions to net zero by 2050.   

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