Jim Pickard+ Your Authors @PickardJE Chief Political Correspondent, Financial Times Sep. 24, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

I know everyone's attention is elsewhere but Labour conference has just voted for zero-carbon 2030 target, one of the most radical polices by a mainstream political party in my lifetime

John Sauven of Greenpeace:

“Net zero by 2030 will be extremely difficult...if it can be done it should be and if it can’t then missing the target by a few years or even a decade is still a far better outcome than hitting the government’s 2050 target, which is dangerously late.”

CBI Spokesperson said:

“Business is completely behind the transition to a net-zero economy by 2050, but there is no credible pathway to achieving it by 2030. Business wants to work with politicians on a climate policy that is ambitious but rooted in reality."

Here’s our @ft explainer on the 2030 zero carbon target by me and @NathalieThomas3

ringing endorsement from @AOC


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