UK Sets Net-zero Ambition as Part of Strategy to ‘Build Back Greener’

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson presented his net-zero strategy on Oct. 19 that aims to secure 440,000 jobs and unlock $124 billion of private investment by 2030.

Guy Faulconbridge, Kate Holton and Nina Chestney, Reuters

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out his ambition on Oct. 19 for a green revolution that he hopes will force countries around the world to kick their addiction to fossil fuels and commit to net-zero carbon emissions.

Britain at the end of the month hosts the COP26 U.N. climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland, which aim to strengthen global action on climate change.

“With the major climate summit COP26 just around the corner, our strategy sets the example for other countries to build back greener too as we lead the charge towards global net-zero,” Johnson said.

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