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 بريطانيا تتراجع عن تعهداتها المناخية الصفرية الصافية infographic
Graphic shows key changes in Britain’s climate targets.


بريطانيا تتراجع عن تعهداتها المناخية الصفرية الصافية

By Jordi Bou

September 21, 2023 - أعلن رئيس الوزراء البريطاني ريشي سوناك أن المملكة المتحدة ستخفف من السياسات الرامية إلى تحقيق صافي انبعاثات كربونية صفرية بحلول العام 2050 وستتبع بدلاً من ذلك نهجاً ”عملياً“ لتحقيق الهدف.

Framing the changes as “pragmatic and proportionate”, the prime minister has unpicked several of Boris Johnson's key policies, many of them launched when Sunak was serving as chancellor.

The prime minister pushed back a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030 to 2035 in a delay that is strongly opposed by some carmakers.

Sunak also announced an easing of energy efficiency targets for rental properties and backtracked on plans to make homeowners replace gas boilers with heat pumps.

The move comes amid growing concern over the potential financial cost of the government’s net zero pledge.

Sunak’s rethink has prompted fierce criticism from opposition lawmakers, environmental campaigners, car industry and some Conservative MPs.

PUBLISHED: 21/09/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images