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Climate targets: Economy-wide

    • The UK is committing to reduce economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions by at least 68% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels
      Economy-wide | Base year target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 1990
    • BY 2027, raise total R+D investment to 2.4% of GDP.
      Economy-wide | Target year: 2027 | Base year: 2020
      Source:

      Executive | 2020

    • By 2030, 250,000 new green jobs.
      Economy-wide | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
      Source:

      Executive | 2020

    • By 2030, 40Gw in offshore wind to generate 60,000 jobs in the UK.
      Economy-wide | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
      Source:

      Executive | 2020

    • By 2030, 250,000 new green jobs as set out in the ten point plan.
      Economy-wide | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
      Source:

      Executive | 2020

    • By 2030, 40,000 new jobs for zero-emissions vehicles and new CCSU technology.
      Economy-wide | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020
      Source:

      Executive | 2020

    • By 2030, ¬£36Bn mobilised by the private sector for investing in green jobs.
      Economy-wide | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2019
      Source:

      Executive | 2021

    • By 2030, 8000 new jobs in the hydrogen sector.
      Economy-wide | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2021
      Source:

      Executive | 2021

    • By 2050, UK to achieve net zero.
      Economy-wide | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 2020
    • For 2050, £100M has been directed towards Direct Air Capture technologies.
      Economy-wide | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 2020
      Source:

      Executive | 2020

    • Investment in low carbon technology for 2030s and 2040s.
      Economy-wide | Target year: 2040 | Base year: 2020
      Source:

      Executive | 2020

    • The government to support a green recovery with £5Bn .
      Economy-wide | Target year: 2050
      Source:

      Executive | 2020

    • £450M for the Short Term Home Building Fund to support 7,200 new homes in England and to boost the housing supply in the market.
      Economy-wide | Base year: 2020
      Source:

      Executive | 2020

    • £12.2Bn Affordable Homes Programme to support 180,000 new homes, as well as £12.2Bn to be spent over 5 years (2020-2025/6) on new homes.
      Economy-wide | Target year: 2025 | Base year: 2020
      Source:

      Executive | 2020

    • By 2020, the net UK carbon account must be 34% lower than the 1990 baseline level.
      Economy-wide | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 1990
      Source:

      Legislative | 2017

    •  up to 190,000 jobs by 2025, and up to 440,000 jobs by 2030, and leverage up to £90 billion of private investment by 2030. 
      Economy-wide | Trajectory target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2021
      Source:

      Executive | 2021

    • Cut emissions by 78%
      Economy-wide | Fixed level target | Target year: 2035 | Base year: 1990
      Source:

      Legislative | 2008

    • Annual emissions in 2017-2020 to be at least 34% lower than the 1990 baseline
      Economy-wide | Base year target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 1990
      Source:

      Legislative | 2008

    • Net UK carbon account for the year 2050 at least 100% lower than the 1990 baseline. This replaces the historic target of 80% cut in GHG emissions by 2050 compared with a 1990 baseline
      Economy-wide | Base year target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 1990
      Source:

      Legislative | 2008

    • 80% cut in GHG emissions by 2050 compared with a 1990 baseline
      Economy-wide | Base year target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 1990
      Source:

      Legislative | 2008

    • Emissions are at least 80% lower than the baseline by 2050 compared with a 1990 baseline
      Economy-wide | Base year target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 1990
      Source:

      Legislative | 2008

    • Carbon budget for the 2028-2032 budgetary period is 1,725,000,000 tonnes of CO2eq. by 2028-2032
      Economy-wide | Fixed level target | Target year: 2032 | Base year: N/A
      Source:

      Legislative | 2016

    • Carbon budget for the 2028-2032 budgetary period is 1,725,000,000 tonnes of CO2eq. by 2028-2032
      Economy-wide | Fixed level target | Target year: 2032 | Base year: N/A
      Source:

      Legislative | 2016

    • Annual emissions in 2017-2020 to be at least 34% lower than the 1990 baseline
      Economy-wide | Base year target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 1990
      Source:

      Legislative | 2008

    • Emissions are at least 80% lower than the baseline by 2050 compared with a 1990 baseline
      Economy-wide | Base year target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 1990
      Source:

      Legislative | 2008

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