When is “Net Zero” Not Really Net Zero?


“UK Government and Councils talk about net zero targets and actions to achieve this, and how we have already reduced our emissions by 44% since 1990.  But infact net zero targets and these metrics exclude consumption based emissions.   Those emissions from the UK are nearly 50% of the UK’s carbon emissions.  This can not be ignored.   So in principle targeting net-zero emissions in UK by 2050 is only around 50% towards zero.   We have to debunk this talk of net-zero.”

Source – infographic page 7 of https://www.wwf.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-04/FINAL-WWF-UK_Carbon_Footprint_Analysis_Report_March_2020%20%28003%29.pdf

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