We outline five policies that could get the UK back on track to meet its carbon budgets and on the road to net zero by 2050 at the latest. They would not only end the UK’s contribution to climate change, but save money, improve air quality, benefit nature and create new jobs.
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The government can end the UK’s contribution to climate change within a generation. This report shows how it is readily achievable and desirable for the UK economy.
Summarising the findings of two pilot citizens’ juries we held with Britain Thinks in 2019, this report indicates a strong public desire for the government to do more on climate change and which actions would be immediately popular. It offers insights, based on our experience, for those running the national citizens’ assembly on climate change and net zero.
During London Climate Action Week in July 2019 we jointly hosted an event with IPPR, including Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP and youth climate activist Scarlett Westbrook, about what needs to happen now to achieve the net zero target. Amongst other issues, it covered the third runway at Heathrow, the Green New Deal and Londoners’ appetite for tree planting.
Listen to the highlights on our podcast