On 24 June 2021, the UK's Climate Change Committee ('CCC') delivered a report on the UK's progress in reducing emissions and adapting to climate change. This report followed the CCC's damning climate risk report (read our briefing here) just a week earlier.
The two reports were unfortunately similar in tone, with the key message of both being that the Government simply needs to do more to tackle the climate crisis. There is evident frustration in the report that the Government has neither followed the CCC's previous sectoral pathways, not set out a credible alternative.
This defining year for the UK’s climate credentials has been marred by uncertainty and delay to a host of new climate strategies. Those that have emerged have too often missed the mark. With every month of inaction, it is harder for the UK to get on track.
CCC, Key Messages summary