Deconstructing decarbonisation – action not words needed on the journey to net zero – Gowling WLG

Targets are pointless if not actually achieved.

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... As COP27 focused on decarbonisation. It could be argued the UK has been a world leader on climate change – the first country to put its 2050 net greenhouse gas emission commitment into law, and the Government’s Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener clearly set out its commitments in 2021. However, as Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General, has pointed out, targets are pointless if not actually achieved, and the Prime Minister and Business Secretary who proudly introduced that strategy are now gone. A mass decarbonisation effort is urgently needed across all sectors – which will both need and foster a new green economy.

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