New target will require the UK... Monday September 16, 2019 The UK has introduced new laws to ends its contribution to global warming by 2050 making it the first major economy to do so in the world. With the previous target being a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 80% based on 1990 levels, the new target dictates that the UK will bring its emissions to net zero by 2050.As its stands the UK is already at a 42% reduction, and this new target could a rise in 2 million 'green collar jobs', with a £170 billions growth in low carbon exports by 2030. Energy and Clean Growth Minister Chris Skidmore has stated that by setting this net zero target for 2050 we are "putting clean growth at the heart of our modern Industrial Strategy". This net zero target by 2050 was recommended by the UK's independent climate advisory body, the Committee on Climate Change, with the target being described as one of the most ambitious in the world. The Government is hoping to achieve this target by offsetting output greenhouse gas emissions with techniques like carbon capture and storage along with additional reforestation.