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Businesses call for tougher climate change laws to boost UK plc


Britain’s biggest companies have called on Government to legislate even tougher climate change goals in the wake of the International Panel on Climate Change’s.
The alliance of major companies including John Lewis Partnership, Marks & Spencer and BT together with City giants Aviva Investors and Legal & General said the UK should accelerate its drive to cut emissions to “unlock a significant innovation and investment opportunity”.
The Aldersgate Group, which also includes Ikea and manufacturer Siemens, spoke out following a landmark report from the UN’s IPCC that warned that global warming must be kept below 1.5 degrees Celsius from pre-industrialised levels to avoid a climate catastrophe.
“Whilst achieving such a target will require challenging emission cuts across the economy, important progress has already been made and an increase in ambition would unlock a significant innovation and investment opportunity,” said Nick Molho, head of the Aldersgate Group.



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