Policy paper

Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener

This strategy sets out policies and proposals for decarbonising all sectors of the UK economy to meet our net zero target by 2050.

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Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener

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Net Zero Strategy: charts and tables (updated 5 April 2022)

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Net Zero Strategy: emissions taxonomy

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The 10 point plan for a green industrial revolution lays the foundations for a green economic recovery from the impact of COVID-19 with the UK at the forefront of the growing global green economy.

This strategy builds on that approach to keep us on track for UK carbon budgets, our 2030 Nationally Determined Contribution, and net zero by 2050. It includes:

  • our decarbonisation pathways to net zero by 2050, including illustrative scenarios
  • policies and proposals to reduce emissions for each sector
  • cross-cutting action to support the transition

Charts and tables file update April 2022

Tab: 2. The journey to Net Zero
The energy demands table (rows 487:491) has been updated to correct for a misalignment between energy demands and the sector emissions pathways in the Net Zero Strategy.

Tab: Table 10:
The GDP energy intensity metric (row 38) has been updated to reflect the change in energy demands in the Tab 2 update.

The government response to the 2021 Committee on Climate Change (CCC) progress report to Parliament in reducing UK emissions is published alongside this strategy. It will set out our progress over the last 12 months and addresses the latest CCC recommendations.

The Net Zero Strategy will be submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as the UK’s second Long-Term Low Greenhouse Gas Emission Development Strategy under the Paris Agreement.

Published 19 October 2021
Last updated 5 April 2022 + show all updates
  1. Charts and tables file update April 2022: Tab: 2. The journey to Net Zero - energy demands table (rows 487:491) updated to correct for a misalignment between energy demands and the sector emissions pathways in the Net Zero Strategy. Tab: Table 10: GDP energy intensity metric (row 38) updated to reflect the change in energy demands in the Tab 2 update.

  2. Addendum to Net Zero Strategy published, finalising the indicative range presented in the Technical Annex of the Strategy, Table 7, p322 (no changes to data).

  3. First published.