The government has now responded to Plan B`s threats of legal action by defending its decision to ignore the Paris agreement in its decision to continue to support the current CO2-based economy, saying there is no legal obligation for them to heed the agreement. However, the government does not publish an “impact study” of the net zero target. Instead, it is said that departments will carry out their usual formal assessments of the costs and benefits of any policy, which will be preferred to achieve the overall goal of net zero. The onset of the COVID 19 crisis had a serious impact on the British economy and the government`s commitment to “build greener” has not yet been complemented by strong measures. To date, only 2% of economic recovery funds have been spent on climate-related measures, compared to 30% of the last EU budget for 2021-2027 and the related stimulus package. Since the implementation of the net zero target for 2050, the UK has strengthened its series of announced climate policies, an encouraging development. However, according to a major advisory body, these announcements do not go far enough for the UK to reach the net zero target for 2050. Given that the UK will host the decisive UN climate negotiations of COP26 in November 2021, there is great impetus to play a global leadership role in closing this political gap. The CTU believes that the UK is “insufficient”.
“The government is also not concerned about the discriminatory effects of its disastrous development, which will hit younger generations hardest, marginalized nationalist communities and the global South. Its main concern is the appeasement of its corporate sponsors Yes, there was room for a larger reduction, and until the end of the process, the government was actively under consideration, a slightly stricter target of 69% reductions. The cost of reducing emissions has fallen in recent years: CCC CEO Chris Stark recently told the Guardian that the cost of reducing emissions has already fallen since his last report last year, which estimated it at 1 to 2% of GDP by 2050. Recent studies by WWF and Imperial College London suggest that a 72% reduction is economically feasible. The government and the British Youth Council will convene a “youth steering group” to “advise the government on environmental action priorities.” In addition, the government is also suing and reporting nitrogen trifluoride emissions. The announcement was made in an e-mail (August 7, but published only five days later) by the Treasury, head of the government`s legal department. However, in a statement to Carbon Brief, the government confirmed that it would present 88 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent (MtCO2e) from the second to the third carbon budget, effectively weakening this target that the UK has already surpassed.