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British business calls for green recovery, policies to meet net zero

Britain’s leading business group has called on the government to implement green measures to help the economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic, and bring forward policies to enable to country to meet its climate targets.

FILE PHOTO: A tree is seen in a sun-dried and parched Clapham Common, during hot weather, amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain August 12, 2020. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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Britain last year set a target to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 but its economy is suffering from the effects of measures designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Britain’s economy saw sharpest second-quarter fall of any Group of Seven nation in the April-June period.

“To ensure that the 2020s continue to be a decade of delivery on net zero there needs to be step-change in the pace of investment, supported by government,” the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) said in its Green Economic Recovery Roadmap published on Monday.

The CBI called on government to accelerate the delivery of…

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