- Government announces Net Zero Strategy
Last week (19 October) the government announced its Net Zero Strategy, just ahead of COP26, an important summit bringing together world leaders to commit to carbon reduction targets to protect our planet.
The report is the first of its kind and sets out how the UK government plans to deliver its target to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. The Strategy confirms government plans to fully decarbonise electricity by 2035.
The Climate Change Committee has also published their assessment of the Strategy. Overall, they see the strategy as broadly aligned to their Sixth Carbon Budget.
You can see their assessment here:
One of their commitments is to deliver the actions laid out in their Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan, which we covered in this post.