To avoid the worst effects of climate change, we must limit global temperature rise to 1.5C. Going above 1.5C warming could multiply hunger, migration and conflict. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions to ‘net zero’ as soon as possible is the best way to do this. Net zero will mean Britain no longer contributes to climate change.
The UK government has announced that it will commit in law a by-2050 net zero emissions target. We now need ambitious and urgent policies to make this announcement a reality.
Things are urgent – take action and sign the petition today.
Petition to the Prime Minister
The transition to net zero must start now. Achieving net zero emissions will limit the worst effects of climate change on our health, homes and communities and people living in poverty around the world.
Prime Minister, will you act quickly to ensure:
- All government departments urgently bring forward policies to achieve net zero emissions. And go further, faster to achieve net zero emissions honestly, transparently and without caveats by 2045.
- UK investment overseas and at home is consistent with keeping the global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees. This should include stopping all new public support for fossil fuels overseas.
- The UK shows leadership by connecting the crises of poverty, environmental degradation and climate change, and makes concrete commitments to combat them at key international events.