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UK to Speed Up Target to Cut Carbon Emissions Among Them from Shipping

21st April 2021
Cutting Emissions: In the UK, radical new climate change commitments will set the country on course to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035, the announced was made by the British Government. Above AFLOAT's photo of a containership in UK waters including wind-farm turbines on the hazy horizon. Cutting Emissions: In the UK, radical new climate change commitments will set the country on course to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035, the announced was made by the British Government. Above AFLOAT's photo of a containership in UK waters including wind-farm turbines on the hazy horizon. Credit: Jehan Ashmore

In the UK, radical new climate change commitments will set the country on course to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035, the British government has announced.

According to BBC News, hitting the targets would require more electric cars, low-carbon heating, renewable electricity and, for many, cutting down on meat and dairy.

For the first time, climate law will be extended to cover international shipping and aviation.

But Labour said the government had to match "rhetoric with reality".

It urged Boris Johnson to treat "the climate emergency as the emergency it is" and show "greater ambition".

The prime minister's commitments, which are to become law, bring forward the current target for reducing carbon emissions by 15 years. This would be a world-leading position.

Homes will need to be much better insulated, and people will be encouraged to drive less and walk and cycle more. Aviation is likely to become more expensive for frequent fliers.

For much more on this development here and also this link from the UK Chamber of Shipping.

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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