Committee on Climate Change report – Net Zero UK by 2050

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has published its report on the UK’s contribution to stopping global warming, which recommends the UK adopts a legal target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

The report recommends that Scotland should reach Net-Zero by 2045 due to its greater potential for reducing emissions than the UK as a whole. On the other hand, Wales should reach a 95% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2050 as it has less opportunity for CO2 storage and relatively high agricultural emissions.

The report also highlights how achieving this goal would be financially manageable, costing around 1-2% of GDP.  This is attributed to reductions in the cost of renewable energy. It is also supported by shifts in public behavioural changes.

Read the full report.