Wednesday, British parliament voted to declare a national state of emergency regarding climate and environment. Beyond being a proposal with broad political support in the House of Commons, initially the declaration is mainly a symbolic gesture not yet backed by concrete policy.
However, the country's politicians will have to mint a few, says the UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC), which has functioned as an independent advisor for the government in the last ten years. Not only if politicians wish to set a net-zero emissions target for 2050, which is the CCC report's overarching conclusion – but also if only to achieve the current 80 percent reduction goal.
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