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Carbon emissions

Net zero

Our net zero project looks at how to embed net zero in government and policy making.

We look at how government delivers its climate objectives. This includes how departments design and implement policies in areas like energy, housing and transport, the role of the Treasury and the tax system in supporting the transition, and how the centre can chase progress and keep us on track.  

We have examined how parliament can scrutinise net zero, the role of local government and metro mayors, and how government can provide businesses with the certainty they need to make green investments.

Net zero: how government can meet its climate change target

Meeting the UK's 2050 target will require transformations in every sector of the UK economy, sustained investment over three decades and substantial changes to everyone’s lives.

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