Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener

Source: IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database
Last updated: 19 October 2021

Following the UK's 10 point plan for a green industrial revolution, the Net Zero Strategy lays the foundations for a green economy recovery and outlines decarbonisation pathways to net zero by 2050. The strategy sets out clear policies and proposals to reduce emissions for each sector, keeping the UK on track with upcoming carbon budgets and its 2030 Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).


Key policies and proposals include:


Power: Fully decarbonise the power system by 2035.

Fuel supply and hydrogen: Deliver 5 GW of hydrogen production capacity by 2030.

Heat and buildings: Set a path to all new heating appliances in homes and workplaces from 2035 being low carbon.

Transport: Remove all road emissions at the tailpipe and kick-start zero emissions international travel.

Carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS): Deliver four CCUS clusters, capturing 20-30 MtCO2 across the economy, including 6 MtCO2 of industrial emissions, per year by 2030. Deploy at least 5 MtCO2/year of engineered greenhouse gas removals by 2030.


The Net Zero Strategy will be submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as the UK’s second Long-Term Low Greenhouse Gas Emission Development Strategy under the Paris Agreement.

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