The UK is updating its plan to cut emissions by the end of the decade, but leaves the main target unchanged as it prepares for climate talks in Egypt against the backdrop of a dire energy crisis.
Great Britain will timely submit its nationally determined contribution so that it can be included in the calculation of United Nations Are countries on track to limit global warming to 1.5°C compared to pre-industrial levels set out in the Paris Agreement?
According to a statement from Graham, the expanded document would reiterate the nation’s goal of cutting emissions by at least 68% by 2030 in order to maintain that agreement, but would not indicate further cuts. StuartClimate Minister. One change is that the NDC is being expanded to include UK Crown dependencies and overseas territories.
“The UK NDC calls for the fastest rate of greenhouse gas reduction of any major economy between 1990 and 2030 and is on course to net zero by 2050,” Stuart said in the statement. “The UK has shown leadership in reviewing its own NDC to ensure it remains an impartial and ambitious contribution to global action on climate change.”
The upgrade comes amid a severe energy crisis that is mounting pressure on the government to boost fossil fuel production in the form of consumer bills. Globally, countries are turning to dirty energy sources, especially coal, to keep the lights on. This contrasts with last year’s commitments to “gradually reduce” the use of the dirtiest fuel in Glasgow, Scotland.
Britain became the first major economy to pass a net-zero emissions law and went to great lengths to host COP26, the United Nations climate talks in Glasgow. Investors are calling on new Prime Minister Liz Truss to keep those ambitions even if she lifts a national moratorium on shale gas exploration on Thursday.
The countries agreed to review their climate commitments in Glasgow this year, but few have met them. The Climate Action Tracker said only 17 countries submitted revised plans, with only one Australia announcing a stronger target.