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Friday, November 18, 2011

UK Commons passed climate bill mandating drastic emissions cut
Cody Harding at 12:00 AM ET

On November 18, 2008, the UK House of Commons gave final approval to the Climate Change Bill, which mandated that the UK must cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050. It was the first binding legislation of its kind and created a Committee on Climate Change to advise the government on how to achieve these goals. The bill, initially introduced in March 2007, had originally called for a 60 percent emissions reduction but was amended several times during its passage through Parliament. It was ultimately granted Royal Assent on November 26, 2008 — giving it the force of law.


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