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THE UK'S PROGRESS TOWARDS NET ZERO CARBON EMISSIONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2178: tabled on 13 March 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 17 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises that climate change is the single most important issue facing our planet; notes with concern that 2018 was the fourth-hottest year on record, with average global temperatures now 1°C above the pre-industrial average; celebrates the action taken by young people across the UK who have reminded hon. Members of their responsibility on this issue; pays tribute to the work of the firefighters who fought the recent fires on Saddleworth Moor and elsewhere; notes the urgency of the issue of climate change in light of the increase in extreme weather; is deeply alarmed by the recent warning from the IPCC, which advised that global emissions must be halved in 12 years if global warming is to be limited to 1.5 degrees; welcomes the Government’s ambition to host the 2020 COP Summit; calls on the Government to urgently accelerate the switch away from a fossil fuel economy and to massively invest in clean energy and low-carbon technologies; and further calls on the Government to set a world-leading target to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.