Policy vs reality: Minus 45
A physically grounded analysis of the government's net zero pledge.
IPCC models show that we need to start rapid deployment of zero carbon processes and infrastructure now so as to avoid damaging levels of climate change.
Reducing consumption emissions to net zero by 2050 requires a total transformation of the UK industrial system, through progressive carbon budgets translated into significant improvements in Resource Efficiency.
The UK FIRES consortium brings together industries that will require the greatest changes to achieve zero emissions: energy, manufacturing and materials, construction, food and beverage, and transport.
Read Absolute Zero, the foundational report of the UK FIRES programme showing how the UK economy can reach zero using today's technologies.
"Delivering on the UK’s commitment to zero emissions in 2050 presents a tremendous opportunity for UK industries to develop strategies for global leadership through innovation compatible with a safe climate."
Professor Julian Allwood - UK Fires Director