January 2023, Paper: "Forty-two months ago, the UK became the first G7 country to sign our commitment to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 into law. This landmark
commitment built on the UK’s international climate leadership in passing the pioneering Climate Change Act in 2008 — becoming the first major country to establish a clear governance framework on how to achieve emissions reductions. The UK’s leadership on tackling climate change has not only delivered real change at home — reducing our carbon dioxide emissions over the past twenty years by nearly 50% compared to 1990 levels — it has led to a global transformation in how countries and companies now view the importance of taking action on net zero. Thanks to the UK’s Presidency of COP26, the Glasgow Climate Pact in November 2021 witnessed over 90% of the world’s GDP commit to a net zero target."