The UK is expected to this week announce steeper climate targets as it prepares to host the COP26 summit in November this year. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce a new pledge to reduce emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels. The new targets will be announced ahead of a major US climate summit this Thursday, where president Biden is expected to outline a new national goal for US emissions reduction. 

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He says, “Ministers have failed to bring forward an ambitious green recovery, passing up three major fiscal events to do so. They are flirting with proposals for a new deep coal mine, axed the vital housing retrofit scheme, and are way off track for our net zero targets.”

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