Civil engineering insights into the UK’s 2050 greenhouse gas emissions net-zero target

This short insight paper explores the role of the infrastructure sector in contributing to the 2050 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions net-zero target, including the range of options for effecting change, alongside the steps being taken in other countries to deliver environmentally sustainable development.

  • Updated: 20 November 2019
  • Author: Ben Goodwin, ICE Lead Policy Manager

The paper serves as a pre-cursor to the recommendations that ICE will set out in its State of the Nation 2020 report on the policy interventions required to get to net-zero emissions.

It provides:

  • An overview of the net-zero by 2050 challenge
  • Analysis of the performance of the UK’s economy and infrastructure sector on GHG emissions to date
  • Options for change and public sentiment
  • International comparators
  • An overview of ICE’s State of the Nation 2020 report on the net-zero by 2050 target

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