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Minister seeks advice on net zero emissions target

Claire Perry, minister for energy and clean growth, has asked climate change experts for input on achieving the 2050 net zero greenhouse gas emissions target set out in the Paris agreement.

Perry wrote to the Committee on Climate Change on 15 October asking for advice on how emissions reductions might be achieved in industry, homes, transport and agriculture, as well as on the expected costs and benefits in comparison to current targets.

Signed by 195 nations in December 2015, the Paris agreement set a goal to limit global warming this century to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to “pursue efforts” to limit it to 1.5°C.

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