All hail the net zero strategy: a year late and lacking in both ambition and funding

All hail the net zero strategy: a year late and lacking in both ambition and funding

The UK rushed out its climate plan just days before Cop26 – and it shows. The planet can’t afford further bluster and delay

In politics, timing is everything. Last week the government set out its strategy for meeting its net zero carbon targets: this came a year later than expected, and less than a fortnight before the UK finds itself front and centre on the global stage as host of the Cop26 UN climate talks in Glasgow.

The long-awaited climate blueprint covered wide-ranging “net zero” ambitions from renewable energy and electric vehicles to carbon capture and electric heat pumps – and yet still offered too little, if not entirely too late.

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