Environmentalists call on the UK for a realistic climate strategy

Environmentalists call on the UK for a realistic climate strategy

For its part, the ClientEarth organization denounced that the government’s plan is based on unproven technologies, which it described as “promises to the wind.”

The lack of “sufficient and credible strategies” puts the country “at risk of having to introduce more drastic measures in the future,” he said in another statement.

The two organizations brought the case to the High Court of London in two separate proceedings.

“The UK has cut its emissions faster than any other G7 country in recent decades,” the Energy Ministry responded in a statement transmitted to AFP, adding that it would not comment on ongoing legal proceedings.

“The carbon neutral strategy sets out the specific and detailed steps we will take to transition to a low-carbon economy,” he added.

The executive detailed in October the strategies he intends to implement to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

The country, which hosted the COP26 climate conference in November, For example, it will ban the sale of new gasoline or diesel cars from 2030.

London aims for decarbonised electricity generation by 2035 and has set a goal for all new heating systems to be low carbon by then.

But these announcements are insufficient, according to the two NGOs, who consider that the government has a legal obligation, under a 2008 climate law, to demonstrate the credibility of its projections.

It is not the first time that the British executive’s climate strategy has been challenged in court.

In early December, several civil society organizations filed a lawsuit in the same court against their strategy on hydrocarbons.

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