With the cost of living rising, are Britain’s plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions too expensive?
A small but vocal group of Conservative MPs are arguing that with energy prices soaring, the government should rethink how it reaches what’s known as ‘net-zero’ by 2050.
The group has made a number of key arguments. So what are they saying, and what does the data tell us?
Three years ago the goal of net-zero was written into UK law with the backing of MPs from all sides.
Broadly speaking it’s a commitment to transform the way our economy operates.
Net-zero means not adding to the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Achieving it means reducing emissions as much as possible, as balancing out any that remain.
There’s consensus among the world’s scientists that it’s vital if we’re to have a chance of keeping global temperature rises to manageable levels.