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Glasgow elected by UK government to host COP26 2020 if UK bid successful


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The COP26 2020 talks are viewed as being the most critical since the 2015 Paris talks where the climate accord was struck.

If the UK’s bid is successful, as many as 30,000 delegates along with world leaders would attend the summit at the end of 2020, with other events held in Italy. A deal with Italy would see them co-host and open the proceedings with a pre-cop meeting as well as a youth event.

The Italian Environment Minister said the partnership between Italy and the UK represented “a strong signal of determined and informed cooperation on climate change”, which he said required a “change of paradigm.”

The COP26 talks are viewed as being the most critical since the 2015 Paris talks where the climate accord was struck.

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Climate, CSR

Net zero bill needs to be inclusive of skilled individuals and local action


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Translating this long term target into economy-wide

transformative policies and investment

The UK’s decision to legislate a target to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 is a progressive move and must now take pole position on the UK’s political platform to bring the UK regions and industry together in pursuit of a common aim.

The target has made the UK the first major economy to legislate such a goal and this provides a solid framework to tackle the UK’s contribution to climate change. Alongside Extinction Rebellion, the school climate strikes and the declaration of a climate emergency in multiple regions around the country, there is a sense of real momentum which the government has responded to with a concrete net zero goal.

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Great Britain first to commit to net zero emissions by 2050


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Spearheading Climate Reform

Theresa May

  Leading from the front and spearheading climate reform, Prime Minister Theresa May has enshrined in law pioneering commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, and making Great Britain the first major economy to do so.

The target, recommended by the Committee on Climate Change, will require the UK to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, compared with the previous target of at least 80% reduction from 1990 levels.

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