BEIS launches call for evidence as part of Net Zero Review

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People across the country will have the chance to give their views on how the UK can eliminate carbon emissions in a way that grows the economy, under plans announced by Chris Skidmore MP.

The call for evidence comes as a rapid review scrutinising delivery of the net zero commitments aimed at boosting economic growth and energy security launched earlier this week (26 September).

The former Energy Minister, Skidmore, promises a “thorough” appraisal so the UK’s “world-leading climate commitment is met in an economically-efficient way”.

This is the first stage of the rapid three-month review by the former Energy Minister, which is examining how the country’s legally-binding net zero 2050 target can be met while also maximising growth, increasing energy security and in a way that is affordable for consumers and businesses.

Everyone in the country has a stake in the UK’s transition to net zero.

Speaking at the Business Green ‘Net Zero Festival’ in London, Mr Skidmore, announced a broad month-long call for evidence aimed at the public, businesses and local authorities, giving them a chance to share their views on the green transition.

The BEIS says people will have the chance to offer their views on a range of topics, from how cutting people’s carbon footprint will affect their everyday lives, to how reaching net zero will be paid for and what more can be done to capitalise on it to grow the UK’s economy.

Chair of the Net Zero Review, Chris Skidmore MP, said: “Everyone in the country has a stake in the UK’s transition to net zero. It doesn’t matter if you live in Argyle or Aberystwyth, Carlyle or Canterbury, our lives will need to change, whether that means the way we travel to work, heat our homes or run our factories.

“The decisions and actions we take today will impact consumers, employees and businesses alike, in cities, town and rural communities all over the country. That’s why I want to hear the views of as many people as possible over the next month.

“I want to ensure that net zero isn’t just viewed as the right thing to do for our environment, but becomes an essential driver of economic growth – and a win-win for Britain and the world.”

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