This is nothing less but historical. According to the WWF : ” The United Kingdom, the first to enshrine reductions in climate change causing emissions into law, today announced a 2025 target of a 50 per cent emissions cut from 1990 levels. “
The UK previously announced that it would cut by 34 percent its greenhouse gases emissions by 2020 from 1990 levels. Here is a country that understood that fighting climate change makes sense, economically and environmentally.
Meanwhile, the rest of the European Union is lagging with plans to cut emissions by only 20 percent by 2020 (when we have seen time and again that 30 percent was highly feasible….)