Net Zero Carbon Emissions: Uk’S Progress

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:35 pm on 28th February 2019.

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Photo of Layla Moran Layla Moran Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education) 2:35 pm, 28th February 2019

I will make a little progress, if I may. Today’s debate could not be more urgent. Leading climate scientists at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have warned that unless we take urgent action we have just 12 years before global warming rises above the maximum limit of 1.5°. After that, the risk of droughts, floods and extreme heat increases significantly. Just last week, the independent Committee on Climate Change warned that the UK would struggle to meet its own—not-ambitious-enough, frankly—binding targets on climate change unless the Government act to greatly reduce emissions from buildings, while the UK’s most polluting sector, transport, saw no reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in 2017.