Sixth Carbon Budget shows "scale of action needed", says ICE

Press Statement

Responding to the Committee on Climate Change’s Sixth Carbon Budget, Chris Richards, ICE Director of Policy, said:

"This budget clearly demonstrates the importance of infrastructure development in meeting the 2050 net-zero target. It also shows the scale of the action needed. Achieving such an ambitious target will require swift action from government, and industry alike.

"The first step in achieving that is setting out a comprehensive plan. While the recent National Infrastructure Strategy and Green Book are a start, making progress relies on a clear net-zero plan being developed, one that sets out how we pay for the transition, and the preferred pathway to decarbonisation.

"The CCC rightly recognises that the 2020s will be a crucial decade – our actions now will determine our successes in creating a net-zero future."