New advice on carbon budgets
On 27 March 2021, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) published three separate pieces of advice to government.
What does this mean to the end-user?
Together these documents:
- Recommended a target of an 82% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 for Northern Ireland
- State firmly that international carbon credits should only be used in addition to domestic emissions reductions, not as a substitute for them
- Recommend that the moratorium on fracking should only be lifted if environmental concerns can be overcome, and if such a decision is in line with the UK’s net zero target
End users should take this advice as further evidence that the UK will need to undertake a wide range of far-reaching action to deliver its net zero targets.
Find more details on the letter on the emissions target for Northern Ireland; on the use of international credits; and on fracking.