Zero carbon by 2050- what you can do to help...

Zero carbon by 2050- what you can do to help...

In a landmark decision, Theresa May’s legacy may yet still be her commitment to environmental reform, as she leads Britain into a commitment to reducing carbon emissions to zero by 2050. In a move that sees the UK government leading the way for other nations, Prime Minister May has stated that: “We have made huge progress in growing our economy and the jobs market while slashing emissions, "now is the time to go further and faster to safeguard the environment for our children. We must lead the world to a cleaner, greener form of growth."

The move will see serious reductions to the way Britons consume energy, and reforms which will seek to amend our reliance on plastic, single use items and fossil fuel. Described by campaigners as the most urgent issue of our generation, the BBC reported that the government said ‘it was "imperative" other countries followed suit, so there would be a review within five years to ensure other nations were taking similarly ambitious action and British industries were not facing unfair competition.’ These measures will likely include tighter building regulations, a reduced allegiance to fossil fuels and a firmer grip on the meat and dairy industries. While it is yet to be seen who the costs of the change will be prevailed upon, agitations are growing, for private industry to accept its responsibility and contribute towards securing environmental stability.

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Catherine is one of the Future of Law's digital editors. She graduated from Durham University with a degree in English Literature and worked at a barristers chambers before joining Lexis Nexis.