A commitment to zero carbon emissions by 2030
Labour for a Green New Deal has a bold and simple policy with respect to decarbonising our economy and society: zero carbon by 2030. This proposal is radically more ambitious than the UK’s current legally binding target, both in terms of timeframe and with respect to an ambition of achieving total decarbonisation, rather than the ‘net- zero’ target to which the UK currently aspires. But why 2030? Why zero carbon? And what does ‘zero carbon’ really mean?