IGEM responds to CCC's 2021 Progress Report to Parliament

IGEM response

Today, the Climate Change Committee published it's 2021 Progress Report to Parliament, providing its assessment of UK progress in reducing emissions and its biennial assessment of progress in adapting to climate change.

In the report the Committee acknowledges the historic climate promises made by the Government over the past year, but states that it has been "too slow to follow these with delivery".

IGEM is supportive of the report's findings, urgently calling for a comprehensive Net Zero Strategy prior to the COP26 UN climate conference in November, and for the Government to deliver an ambitious Heat and Buildings Strategy that work's for consumers.

The UK Hydrogen Strategy is expected to be published this summer and will be an essential component of the transition to net zero. We urge the Government to not delay and to include detailed policies and deliverables in its Hydrogen Strategy - to remove barriers to the scaling up of hydrogen in the existing gas grid and to build upon the excellent progress being made by gas network companies, and their partners, on ground-breaking hydrogen projects across the UK.

View the report here.