On the 27th June, the UK increased their carbon reduction target from 80%, to net zero by 2050, from 1990 levels. The ambitious target was recommended by the Committee on Climate Change, the UK’s independent climate advisory body. Net Zero means any emissions would be balanced by schemes to offset an equivalent amount of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, such as planting trees or using carbon capture and storage.
On the 4th November, the government will host Green GB week, to explore opportunities for clean growth, and ways each sector can contribute to net zero.
The week will highlight the opportunities, benefits and challenges of reducing emissions to net zero, you can find out more information here.