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

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Net Zero Strategy: emissions taxonomy

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Last year, the Prime Minister set out his 10 point plan for a green industrial revolution, laying 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

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 14 December 2021 + show all updates
  1. 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).

  2. First published.