At a decisive point for climate action, this major new report presents a viable path to meeting the UK’s 2030 target, with the UK public united in support of a climate policy package that could barely impact on weekly costs for the lowest income households.
Made possible by innovative new technology, in particular the Climate Calculator, this report outlines a package of policies that represent the commitments and trade-offs we as a country are prepared to make, based on the input from a nationally representative group of nearly 20,000 people. These measures, if taken together and taken soon, would result in a 42% reduction in emissions by 2030, exceeding the government’s existing target and setting the country on a clear path to net zero.
The public’s choices include:
- A carbon tax on polluting businesses and subsidies for industry
- Better integrated public transport coordinated by local government
- A strong campaign encouraging less red meat and diary
- A comprehensive charging network for electric vehicles in place by 2028
- Increasing flying costs