The Climate Consensus: The public’s views on how to cut emissions

Date
October 12, 2021
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At a decisive point for climate action, this major new report presents a viable path to meeting the UK’s 2030 target, with the UK public united in support of a climate policy package that could barely impact on weekly costs for the lowest income households. Made possible by innovative new technology, in particular the Climate Calculator, this report outlines a package of policies that represent the commitments and trade-offs we as a country are prepared to make, based on the input from a nationally representative group of nearly 20,000 people. These measures, if taken together and taken soon, would result in a 42% reduction in emissions by 2030, exceeding the government’s existing target and setting the country on a clear path to net zero. The public’s choices include: A carbon tax on polluting businesses and subsidies for industry Better integrated public transport coordinated by local government A strong campaign encouraging less red meat and diary A comprehensive charging network for electric vehicles in place by 2028 Increasing flying costs Read the full report here.