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The UK's updated NDC targets 68% GHG emissions cut by 2030

The UK government has updated its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). The country aims to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 68% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels, compared to a previous NDC target of 53%. In June 2019, the United Kingdom adopted a law with an objective to reach net-zero emission by 2050. This means that the UK will continue to cut its GHG emissions and that residual emissions will have to be balanced by schemes to offset an equivalent amount of GHG, such as planting trees or using technology like carbon capture and storage (CCS).

In November 2020, the government unveiled its Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution by 2030. The policy will mobilise £12bn (€13.4bn) of government investment to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to net-zero by 2050. The country will invest £525m (€588m) million to help develop large and smaller-scale nuclear plants, and research and develop new advanced modular reactors and £500m (€560m) to generate 5 GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030 for industry, transport, power and homes.

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