Markets cheer as UK raises hopes of net zero carbon

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By Jon Hay
02 May 2019

The UK’s so far quixotic response to climate change stands a good chance of becoming more serious and organised, after the government welcomed a bold policy report calling for net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The Committee on Climate Change, an independent body that advises the government, released its response to the government’s October request for guidance on Thursday. It called for far-reaching action to put the UK on a course that it claimed might, if adopted globally, give the world a chance of ...

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