Plans for the UK to become'carbon' neutral by 2050 have been released by Theresa May's government, but experts are concerned over how the proposals will work. The new report commits to ensuring that the emissions generated by the UK are offset by removing the same amount of carbon from the atmosphere. There are two main ways this can be achieved - by planting more trees and by installing'carbon capture' technology at the source of the pollution. Some critics are worried that this first option will be used by the government to export it's carbon offsetting to other countries. International carbon credits let nations continue emitting carbon while paying for trees to be planted elsewhere, balancing out their emissions.
Jun-12-2019, 19:19:18 GMT