Britain has declared that it will safeguard a new commitment for reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 into law, stamping a first among G7 nations confronting progressively crucial impacts from the climate crisis.
With a worldwide high record of carbon emissions, despite a decade, long discussions targeted at reducing the unlimited emissions, resigning UK Prime Minister Theresa May claimed the goal was ambitious but crucial for safeguarding the future of the world.
She said in a statement, “ now is the time to go further and faster to safeguard the environment for our children.”
She also added, “ reaching net zero by 2050 is an ambitious target, but it is crucial that we achieve it to ensure we protect our planet for future generations.”
The existing aim of Britain is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent from 1990 levels by 2050. The new aim is in line with the 2015 Paris climate deal which calls on countries for reducing carbon emissions to net zero by mid-century to attempt to keep the global temperature rise as close to 1.5 degrees Celsius as possible.
Temperatures have already become high about one degree Celsius since pre-industrial times.
Scientists alert about a further increment of risks prompting surmounting points which could lead swaths of the globe unsuitable for living through the devastation of farming, as well as drowning of coastal cities.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May who is going to step down this summer after becoming her political career mortality of the disorder over Brexit, told by ratification would be put before parliament to incorporate the latest target into a subsisting climate change act.
Although the Uk Prime Minister had gambled her patrimony on delivering a well-ordered exit from the European Union for respecting the result of a 2016 referendum, the latest target obtained her admiration from climate specialists encouraged by any sign of greater ambition from a major economy.