How will the Zero Carbon Act work?

Like the UK Climate Change Act, it will be a legal framework to drive change. The UK Act does this by creating:

  1. An end goal - a 2050 emissions target set in domestic law;
  2. A pathway - a system of binding “carbon budgets” set at least 15 years in advance;
  3. A toolkit - a requirement that government brings forward a policy plan to hit carbon budgets;
  4. A monitoring framework - with the independent Committee on Climate Change to recommend carbon budgets and actions and monitor progress.

Watch this video of Professor Jim Skea, founding member of the UK’s Committee on Climate Change:
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