The road to net zero

In 2019, the UK government committed to a net zero emissions target by 2050. But where has this goal come from and what does ‘net zero emissions’ really mean?

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Net Zero is a pathway we need to be on by 2050. What does that mean?  That means emissions can continue, however overall the effect of what the UK produces is negated to effectively zero, by a mix of cutting back in some sectors, extracting in others and offsetting through planting or carbon sequestration.

So how did we get to this target?


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