Reducing UK emissions – 2018 progress report to the Westminster Parliament

03 July 2018

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The Committee on Climate Change (CCC)’s 2018 progress report to the Westminster Parliament states that the UK Government must learn the lessons of the last decade if it is to meet legally binding targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the 2020s and 2030s. The committee sets out four key messages to put emissions reductions on target:

  • support the simple, low-cost options
  • commit to effective regulation and strict enforcement
  • end the chopping and changing of policy
  • act now to keep long-term options open

The committee’s report presents a list of critical commitments it expects the government to deliver by the time the CCC issues its next progress report to Parliament in June 2019. A number of actions are required by the end of 2018 including concrete policies to secure improvements in residential energy efficiency, a deployment pathway for the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) commercialisation programme and new policy to strengthen the incentives for people to buy electric vehicles.

Source: CCC, 28 June 2018