The Committee on Climate Change has published it advice on when and how the UK could achieve net zero emissions, recommending that the the country set an ambitious new target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050.
Read the full report Net-Zero-The-UKs-contribution-to-stopping-global-warming
and the techcnical report Net-Zero-Technical-report-CCC
The challenges for energy policy are formidable, putting hard to decarbonise sectors like heat and industry under the microscope. Thinking net zero implies a step change – a genuinely economy-wide approach with no room for a ‘too difficult’ set of emissions. The BIEE’s 2019 policy conference ‘Getting Serious about Net Zero’ will get to grips with the implications of net zero for the UK, as well as the CCC’s published advice. Leading figures from across government, industry, finance and academia will discuss the challenges for difficult to decarbonise sectors; the new policy drivers needed; the role of new technologies and innovation; and Britain’s industrial strategy and global role. See our conference website for more details.