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ECIU finds UK cutting carbon emissions fastest in the G7

ECIU finds UK cutting carbon emissions fastest in the G7


Research by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) has found that in the 25 years since the signing of the United Nations Climate Convention, the UK has achieved substantial economic growth, while also cutting carbon emissions. Released on Monday 10 April, the report revealed that over the timeframe Britons have become richer, on average, than citizens of any other G7 nation, while reducing their average carbon footprint further than citizens of any other G7 nation. Richard Black, Director of the ECIU commented: “It’s really time to slay once and for all the old canard that cutting carbon emissions means economic harm. As this report shows, if you have consistent policymaking and cross-party consensus, it’s perfectly possible to get richer and cleaner at the same time.”

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