The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee has launched an inquiry on net zero governance, which will examine the leadership and co-ordination which will be needed by government to deliver on the UK’s commitment to reach net zero by 2050.
We propose compiling a response on behalf of UKCRIC. We would like to invite your initial thoughts on:
We would be very grateful if you could share your initial thoughts before 10th July.
Please contact Tom Dolan (firstname.lastname@example.org) to share your initial thoughts, or express an interest in helping to draft UKCRIC’s response.
Inquiry Questions BEIS Committee Inquiry on Net Zero Governance
a) Are the Government’s existing net zero governance structures effective in this role, both in terms of coordination across Whitehall, and coordination with the devolved administrations and local and regional authorities?
b) What alternative governance structures could be established to coordinate and deliver cross- Government action on climate change more effectively?
c) What metrics should the Government use to measure their progress towards net zero?
a) How could HMT better ensure that spending decisions contribute to achieving net zero in the long term?
a) How do policy and regulatory signals and support vary between Government Departments (and how have they varied over time)? How is this affecting business activity on climate change?
b) Should Ofgem play a greater role in delivering on net zero and, if so, what changes are required to deliver this?