Report reveals ‘major failures’ in UK’s delivery of Net Zero


In its Net Zero Strategy released last year, the UK Government laid out its plans to move away from fossil fuels, secure energy supplies, and reduce carbon emissions. Having reviewed the Government’s progress so far, the independent Climate Change Committee (CCC) has discovered ‘major failures’ in delivery of the plan’s goals.

The 600-page progress report features a revamped framework for monitoring the UK’s climate progress and new progress indicators to assess the risks of Net Zero delivery. 

Despite ‘scant evidence’ of delivery against the Strategy’s headline goals, the CCC has stated that there are some areas of progress, such as the deployment of renewable electricity and the scaling up of electric cars. 

To continue working towards Net Zero, the Government must also stay on track with emission reduction plans, which have seen UK emissions reduce by almost half (47%) since 1990. 

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