By 2050 the UK will not have reached net zero : It is thought that by 2050 the United Kingdom will now not have met its target of net zero.
Arguing the policies in place from the start of the current authorities have left a gap of 985 tonnes of Carbon Emissions over the fifth carbon budget length – 2028 till 2032, this is the declaration of a new record by think tank Green Alliance.
It flags that very minute improvement has been witnessed in regions inclusive of waste(15%), farming (7% improvement) and energy (12%)
By 2035 the study recognised that the UK has been a world-leader in much of its climate targets such as committing to cut emissions by 78% and is one of the first nations to commit to phasing out coal powered energy.
“COP26 will fail without the major emitters making genuine commitments in these final 50 days – and as president of COP, the UK has to lead the way to raise ambition globally.” said Despite this, Caterina Brandmayr from the Green Alliance.
“Unless the net zero strategy and CSR meet the scale of the challenge and opportunity, the UK will be headed into Glasgow with little to show by way of progress on cutting its emissions in this crucial decade.”
The authorities commiting to housing and transport policies that are currently out of consultation – these would bring the nation to a 1/3 of the way nearer to slicing its emissions gap in the fifth carbon period, the report highlight high quality opportunities.
The key areas for improvement in policy that the report calls for are for a reduction in stopping airport expansion an dimplementing more legal reasons to electrify, more farm subsidies that capture carbon emissions, reduction in high carbon materials used in the industry such as steel and cement, as well as more ambitious strategies for heat and buildings.
“The delay has been very disappointing. We need a comprehensive set of measures that will insulate homes, install low-carbon heating and create jobs.” Stated Ms Brandmayr reiterated that policy was lagging behind.
“We are a world leader in the fight against climate change and are absolutely committed to meeting our future climate commitments, having already cut emissions by 44% over the past three decades and are on track to outperform our current carbon budget plans which takes us to 2022.” said A spokesperson for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
“We have clear plans to cut emissions further, having recently published our energy white paper, North Sea transition deal, transport decarbonisation plan, industrial decarbonisation and hydrogen strategies.”
“We have also secured new investments in offshore wind, electric vehicles and battery manufacturing and supply chains, and rolled out schemes to decarbonise homes and buildings. Further details will be set out in our net zero strategy.”
By 2050 the UK will not have reached net zero