On 1 May 2019, the United Kingdom became the first nation in the world to officially declare an environmental and climate emergency. The government then requested an up-to-date assessment on what the UK needs to do to meet its commitments under the Paris Agreement. This assessment by the Committee on Climate Change can be found opposite.
On 27 June 2019, the UK then became the first major economy in the world to pass laws to end its contribution to global warming by 2050. More details can be found here:
A growing body of evidence suggests that 2050 is not fast enough and that 2030 is a safer target to limit global warming to 2 degrees C
Many organisations and individuals in the UK and around the world are campaigning for a Green New Deal, a plan for huge investment in our economic future to meet the 2030 target. The aim is to create a new generation of jobs in the industries and infrastructure we need to tackle the climate crisis. The Deal demands a new approach to running our economy that guarantees decent work, greater ownership and economic democracy, with a central purpose of putting people and planet first.