Net Zero Roadmap Report Launch
14 December 2021
Yesterday, Alex Sobel MP launched the Net Zero All Parliamentary Group’s Net Zero roadmap report and recommendations in Parliament at an event sponsored by Atkins. The report sets out the critical pathways the UK Government needs to take if it is to accelerate on the road to Net Zero and reach its 2050 destination. If not already seen, click here to download the report.
The Net Zero Roadmap recognises that achieving Net Zero will not be without its challenges. It calls for bold leadership and vision so that the UK can genuinely lead the way on the road to Net Zero – and for Government to invest in incentives to trigger and accelerate behaviour change by businesses and consumers.
We, of course, welcome the Government’s statutory target to reach net zero by 2050, but as our Net Zero Roadmap makes clear, the Government’s Net Zero Strategy must go further and faster, if we are going to meet the scale of the challenge ahead.
Post COP26, the Net Zero APPG Roadmap Report was updated to highlight the key policy gaps where the Government needs to do more to embed its pledges. Specifically, it calls for immediate emission reductions, planning and investment to address the “final 25%” challenge of emissions in the UK’s hard-to-abate sectors in order to ensure a just and socially inclusive transition.
In 2022 where we will look at what the UK needs to do to accelerate decarbonisation and deliver the behaviour and policy change needed.