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Britain pledges to reach net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050

Jun 12, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs
Board and Executive Moves

LONDON - In one of her final acts as prime minister, Theresa May pledged Wednesday to pass legislation that will commit Britain to eliminating its contribution to climate change by 2050, making it the first Group of Seven advanced economies to do so.

"This country led the world in innovation during the Industrial Revolution, and now we must lead the world to a cleaner, greener form of growth," May said.

Environmental groups welcomed the announcement but raised concerns about how, exa...