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Scotland sets a new 90% carbon reduction target

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A draft bill put before the Scottish Parliament has set a goal of reducing carbon emissions to almost zero by 2050.
The 90 percent reduction target is an increase on the current 80 percent level set by the UK-wide Climate Change Act in 2008.
The Scottish Government also added that a 100 percent, or net zero, target will be reviewed and implemented as soon as possible.
Its interim targets are also set to change by the new bill, which the government described as the most ambitious in the world. Its existing targets see a 42 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, which now increase to 56 percent within two years, and 66 percent by 2030.
Latest analysis has shown that as of 2015 Scotland had managed to reduce its carbon emissions by 38 percent below 1990 levels. The new target means (...)

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