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“Britain To Set More Ambitious Target To Cut Emissions”

“LONDON – Britain will set a more ambitious target to cut emissions to help meet international climate goals, aiming for at least an 68% reduction from 1990 levels by 2030 compared with 57% currently, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.

Johnson is seeking to boost Britain’s green credentials ahead of hosting next year’s climate talks, COP 26, in Glasgow, and last month unveiled what he called a “green revolution” designed to cut emissions and create 250,000 jobs.

The announcement also comes ahead of the U.N.’s Climate Ambition Summit on Dec. 12, which Britain is jointly hosting and marks the fifth anniversary of the international Paris climate agreement.”

Susanna Twidale reports for Reuters December 3, 2020.