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Cut meat and dairy products by a fifth to save the planet: The report urges the British to cut car trips and curb flights


The sale of gas boilers is to be banned by 2033, according to a report by climate experts The UK is urged to cut CO2 emissions more drastically over the next 15 years.

The Climate Change Committee has called for newly installed boilers to be "hydrogen ready" by 2025, which could make them around £ 100 more expensive.

People should also be encouraged to reduce the amount of meat and dairy products they eat by a fifth over the next decade, and new fossil fuel cars – including hybrids – should stop by 2032.

Experts say the measures are among what the UK needs to meet its recommended target of 78 percent reductions in emissions by 2035 from 1990 levels, as part of the sixth "carbon budget" that measures climate change in 2033 until 2037.

Gas boiler sales should be banned by 2033, according to a report by climate experts, as the UK is urged to cut CO2 emissions more drastically over the next 15 years

According to the report, more action is needed by 2035 to change the way Brits eat, travel and heat their homes.

She called for a ban on new oil boilers by 2028 and gas boilers by 2033.

However, it has been reported that reducing household emissions could be possible by 2050 cost up to £ 8,000 per home.

This includes around £ 2,000 for insulation and £ 6,000 for installing alternatives to gas boilers such as electric heat pumps.

Chris Stark, the CCC's managing director, said, "I think a lot of this should come from households, especially those who can afford it, but there will be some households that we should protect from these costs."

Britain should cut its meat and milk consumption by a fifth by the end of the decade to tackle climate change, government advisors have called (stock photo)

Britain should cut its meat and milk consumption by a fifth by the end of the decade to tackle climate change, government advisors have called (stock photo)

What does the report ask for?

Ban on the sale of oil boilers until 2028 and gas boilers until 2033;

Prohibition of fossil fuel cars – including hybrids – by 2033;

Stop expanding UK airport capacity and collect a frequent flyer levy.

Reduce the amount of meat and dairy products by a fifth.

Tree planting should almost quadruple to 50,000 hectares per year.

Dr. Jonathan Marshall, Head of Analysis at the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit, said: “The request for time for gas boilers will be an important step in the UK's journey to becoming a climate neutral nation and an opportunity for families across the country to take action their carbon footprints. & # 39;

The report feeds into the government's five-year “carbon budgets” designed to help the UK meet its long-term legally binding goal of reducing overall climate pollution to zero or “net zero” by 2050.

Measures to meet the climate goals include making the electricity system carbon-free by 2035, with offshore wind playing an important role in producing hydrogen to replace gas, creating new forests, curbing flight growth and making homes greener.

The capacity of the UK airport cannot be increased so any expansion like at Heathrow will have to be offset by capacity reductions in other parts of the UK, the report said.

The report calls on ordinary people, not just the government, to change their lives for the future of the planet.

Government advisors also suggested that the UK should cut its meat and milk consumption by a fifth by the end of the decade in an effort to tackle climate change.

Reducing the number of animals would help reduce the greenhouse gases associated with global warming.

It suggests that families should move away from meat and dairy products to reduce animal numbers by choosing "plant-based options" – and one day even meat grown in a laboratory.

Committee Chair Lord Deben said: "This is the right carbon budget for Britain at the right time".

Committee Chair Lord Deben said: "This is the right carbon budget for Britain at the right time".

This could start with the public sector having to include vegetarian options in all canteens in order to change behavior, the committee said in its “route map” to decarbonise the country.

This means a significant increase in ambition in the UK climate effort. The new target for 2035 is almost as tough as the previous long-term target of 80 percent cuts by 2050, which was in place before the net-zero law was passed in June 2019.

£ 40bn for UK greenwire

Power giants, accused of profiting from unfair and inflated energy costs, are said to have spent £ 40 billion on "Greenwire" in the UK.

The industry regulator Ofgem outlined plans such as connecting wind farms to the national grid in order to achieve the government's goal of zero CO2 emissions by 2050.

They also put a limit on how much of the cost can be reimbursed through customer bills – and utilities should cut it by £ 10 a year over the next five years.

Charity Citizens Advice said businesses over the past five years have benefited from unfair profit margins that have allowed them to raise £ 7.5 billion at the expense of high pressure customers.

It also calls for the introduction of a national investment program to make apartments and houses environmentally friendly and provides for 440,000 hectares of new mixed forest land to be planted by 2035.

Committee Chairman Lord Deben said: “This is the right carbon budget for the UK at the right time.

We are passionate about making our recommendations to the government, knowing that the UK's crucial zero-carbon transition will bring real benefits to our people and businesses while making the fundamental changes needed to protect our planet. & # 39;

A frequent flyer tax is discussed in the route map, which stipulates that flights from Great Britain will be reduced by 15 percent compared to 2018 in their “very optimistic” scenario for reducing emissions.

Car sharing, working from home, and walking are among the proposals to reduce the number of kilometers people are expected to drive by a third by 2050.

Last month it was announced that no new gasoline and diesel cars and vans would be sold until 2030.

However, the committee said that hybrid cars that are partially electric but still have an engine should be included in this step from 2032.

Neil Shand of the National Beef Association said, "The UK meat industry has been criticized a lot about its environmental impact."

National Pig Association Chairman Richard Lister said, "In discussions about climate change, there has been a strong bias towards meat."

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