Broader review powers eyed for Climate Change Commission

Broader review powers eyed for Climate Change Commission
Gavin Evans
Risks around the government’s one billion trees programme appear to have prompted lawmakers to give the soon-to-be-formed Climate Change Commission greater power to recommend changes to the country’s long-term emissions targets and the carbon budgets to achieve them.Parliament’s environment select committee has recommended a series of changes to the government’s zero-carbon bill, including widening the scope for the new body to revisit the time needed to meet the net-zero 2050 target, or the level of emission reductions required by then.The ori...

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