Progress report on reducing emissions in the UK released

Businesses, News, Schools, Third Sector – Thursday, July 8th, 2021

The Climate Change Committee’s annual assessment of UK progress in reducing emissions found that lockdown measures led to a record decrease in UK emissions in 2020 of 13% from the previous year.

The report released on 24 June 2021 found that to sustain reductions in emissions, Government leadership, underpinned by a strong Net Zero Strategy is required:

  • A Net Zero Test would ensure that all Government policy, including planning decisions, is compatible with UK climate targets.
  • An ambitious Heat and Buildings Strategy, that works for consumers, is urgently needed.
  • Delayed plans on surface transport, aviation, hydrogen, biomass and food must be delivered.
  • Plans for the power sector, industrial decarbonisation, the North Sea, peat and energy from waste must be strengthened.
  • The big cross-cutting challenges of public engagement, fair funding and local delivery must be tackled.

Find the full report here

Watch the Progress Report to Parliament Launch Event on YouTube here