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Britain’s Climate Action

The UK High Court has ruled that Britain’s Carbon Budget Delivery Plan (CBDP) is unlawful due to its lack of clarity and unrealistic assumptions. The plan, which aims to reduce emissions by over two-thirds of 1990 levels by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2050, was criticized for being vague and not accounting for potential shortfalls in its proposed policies. The government now has 12 months to revise the plan to meet legally binding carbon budgets and emission reduction targets. This ruling has sparked calls from environmental groups and opposition parties for a more transparent and credible climate strategy. The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) has downplayed the ruling, but the decision underscores the need for a more concrete and achievable approach to the UK’s climate goals.

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