Climate change

Theresa May: Net zero climate target 'ambitious and crucial'
The PM says work across "the whole breadth of society" is needed to reach her new 2050 climate target.

'Right leadership' on climate change

Government has shown today the right leadership in legislating for a 2050 net-zero target. Britain has an opportunity to cement its global leadership in reducing emissions, and to create new economic opportunities as a result. Industry and government must now work together to make the huge progress needed in the decarbonisation of heat and transport, building on the good work which has begun. As the first major economy to legislate for net-zero, we should all now get behind the UK’s bid to host the UN Framework Conference on Climate Change (UNFCC) COP26 conference next year.”

John Pettigrew,chief executive of National Grid