Contrary to popular belief, the UK is doing plenty to tackle climate change


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Kristian Niemietz, IEA Head of Political Economy, has written for CapX on the myth propagated by “eco militants” that the UK is inert on climate change.

Kristian argues that, in spite of what groups such as Extinction Rebellion may posit, that the UK has a long track record of passing climate change legislation.

“Another milestone in UK climate policy was the 2008 Climate Change Act, which set a legally binding target (and various interim targets) to reduce CO2 emissions by 80% relative to 1990 levels by 2050. It was passed almost unanimously, with only five MPs voting against it. By that time – Greta Thunberg was still at nursery and Extinction Rebellion would not be set up for another 10 years”

Read the full article here.


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