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Net Zero

We were instructed by Good Law Project alongside Friends of the Earth and Client Earth and approached the High Court. We successfully forced the Government to rewrite its woefully inadequate net zero strategy to ensure the Government tackles the climate crisis.  Following a successful judicial review, the government was required to publish a further plan – the Carbon Budget Delivery Plan. This was to comply with its duties under the Climate Change Act 2008, which requires the publication of detailed climate policies that show how the UK’s legally binding carbon budgets will be met in order to reach net zero by 2050.

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Carbon Budget Delivery Plan

We are now instructed on a second high-profile challenge to the Government’s Carbon Budget Delivery Plan to deliver Net Zero, on the grounds that the plan still does not discharge the Secretary of State’s duties under section 14 of the Act. The CBPD fails to include a proper assessment of the delivery risks associated with the policies and proposal in the plan. 

The case concerns the government’s key climate commitment to reach net zero by 2050 and will set a precedent on the transparency required from government on how it will meet its climate obligations – an issue of vital importance to climate campaigners and experts in order to properly scrutinise the government’s progress towards net zero.