On Wednesday the 30th of November 2022, Dan Altman, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) Net Zero Business Engagement Lead announced that the UK Government is still committed to reaching net zero by 2050. Altman made this claim during a talk at edie’s SPARK! Workshop event that took place in London.
The UK Government is still committed
to reaching net zero by 2050.
Altman also announced that the Government’s Net Zero Review is nearing completion and will be a major green policy move for the UK. The review is being put together by Chris Skidmore MP, who was asked to assess the path needed to be taken to get to net zero. This review began under former Prime Minister, Liz Truss and this assessment has now been completed with recommendations that will be both pro-growth and pro-business.
These recommendations will be published in January 2023, and after this, Ministers will have only a few weeks to provide a response outlining the way forward. Altman stated that there are roughly 60 recommendations and the majority of them are “very business-focussed”.
Altman has claimed that this review will help businesses to become much cleaner as they will have more guidance on becoming net zero. He stated that they will receive a ‘clearer direction’ that will help them to significantly cut emissions.