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UK government pledges to seek advice from independent advisors in order to meet Paris Agreement commitments

last modified Apr 18, 2018 03:22 PM
18 April 2018 – The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group welcomes announcement made by the UK government setting out measures to examine how they plan to raise long-term climate change targets to align with the Paris Agreement.

Speaking yesterday at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, UK Climate and Energy Minister Claire Perry said: "we will be seeking the advice of the UK's independent advisors, the Committee on Climate Change, on the implications of the Paris Agreement for the UK's long-term emissions reduction targets." Perry went on to announce that she will instruct the Committee on Climate Change to analyse the Paris Agreement goals of “net-zero emissions” and keeping global temperature increases “well below 2°C", with efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C.

Acting Director of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group, Eliot Whittington commented:

"The Corporate Leaders Group welcomes the UK government's leadership in commissioning advice to ensure the UK is in line with the Paris Agreement. Leading businesses are ready to invest and innovate to deliver a zero carbon future - what we need is clear long term signals from government to unlock action at scale."