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Climate change - How can the Government get to ‘net zero’?

18 November 2021

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee publishes the written evidence submissions it has received for its current inquiry on net zero governance, which is examining the leadership and co-ordination which will be needed by government to deliver on the UK’s commitment to reach net zero by 2050.

The BEIS Committee has received evidence submissions from a range of stakeholders  including the three devolved administrations, groups such as UK100, LGA and CBI, think-tanks and charities such as the Social Market Foundation and the Green Alliance, and Ofgem and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. 

Organisations including the National Oceanography Centre, UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association, WWF, and Ombudsman Services were also among those submitting evidence.

The written evidence had been submitted ahead of the inquiry evidence deadline at the end of August.

The written evidence submissions highlight concerns about existing governance arrangements and their likely effectiveness in delivering on the net zero targets and also include a number of observations on issues such as building consumer trust and public confidence in net zero, on joined-up net zero policy across government departments, and how net zero could be better embedded in Treasury and wider Government thinking.

The BEIS Committee began its inquiry on net zero governance with an evidence session on Tuesday 21 September, with questions to witnesses from the National Audit Office (NAO) and the Institute for Government (IfG). The next evidence session for the Committee’s inquiry is likely to take place in the New Year

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