Last year, the UK government outlined its bold plan to hit net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. As part of this, the Treasury concluded that a non-fossil-fueled economy will be more prosperous for the UK.
But how do we get there?
Financing a fair net-zero transition is a huge challenge. Although the government has begun to outline its ambitions and targets, there is a notable gap when it comes to financing and funding these.
In the context of the rising cost of living, defining the scale of investment needed and how it is funded is becoming more urgent.
During this session, attendees discussed the role of place-based solutions to help deliver on government plans, the importance of maintaining public support for the net-zero transition, and the all-important question: who should pay for it?
Presidential Roundtable Summary: financing a fair net zero transition
Content type: Policy
Last updated: March 2022