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UK, Quebec, Partners Agree on 2050 Target for Zero Emissions

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The United Kingdom, participating at this week’s COP21 climate change conference in Paris, restated its pledge to attain zero emissions with all cars and vans on its territory by 2050. 13 international governing bodies signed on to the agreement by the  Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Alliance; other governments participating include those of Quebec, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and eight US states, including California and New York.

According to UK Transport Minister Andrew Jones, the UK is the world’s fourth-largest market for ultra-low emissions vehicles, and its government will be providing financial support and incentives totaling over £600 million in the next five years to grow that market even more. 

The ZEV Alliance was first formed this past September and seeks to increase the number of greener vehicles around the world through cooperation between governments.