The UN climate summit (COP26) in Glasgow is an important opportunity to showcase climate leadership. But the UK can only lead internationally if it is also acting at home.
Green Alliance calculations show that, as of January 2020, there was a significant gap between the UK’s stated emissions reduction plans and the trajectory needed to meet the government’s own net zero carbon emissions by 2050 law.
The gap to being on track to net zero over the fifth carbon budget period (2028 to 2032) was 313MtCO2 in January 2020. Throughout 2020, Green Alliance is monitoring the government’s progress to close this gap and the public spending needed.