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The UK’s cross cutting Net Zero Strategy9 February 2022

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With the world watching its leaders gathered in Glasgow for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) at the end of October 2021, the UK government published its Net Zero Strategy (the “Strategy”) with days to spare (19 October 2021). As the host government, many commentators were eagerly awaiting the Strategy and hoping it would set the scene for ambitious action and real progress in Glasgow.

But is the Strategy really going “further and faster”? Is it a “step up” and “first of a kind”? The answer is likely no. While it may be a helpful document that brings together policy strands from different sectors, it reads more like a reference of collated policies than an ambitious new framework.

In this series, our multidisciplinary London team will dive into the detail of policies in each of the sectors covered by the Strategy and what they mean for industry stakeholders. The sectors outlined by the Strategy are listed below, with an overview on each discussed in our introductory article here.

  1. Power;
  2. Fuel Supply and Hydrogen;
  3. Industry;
  4. Heat and Buildings;
  5. Transport;
  6. Natural Resources, waste and fluorinated gases; and
  7. Greenhouse Gas Removals.

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