While climate change is a problem of global scale, its impact will be felt locally – whether that’s flooding, less arable land, or changes to the economy in the place you live.
A new “net zero tracker” produced by the Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit, EnviroLab, NewClimate Institute and Oxford Net Zero has been launched to assess net zero emissions targets in real time.
The tool looks at the pledges made by regions, cities, countries and companies around the world to keep track of when they’re promised for, and how robust the targets actually are.
The analysis of net zero pledges across the UK reveals a mixed picture, in which entire countries (Scotland) and regions (West Yorkshire) are forging a more ambitious path on bringing down their emissions, promising net zero or carbon neutrality before the UK government’s 2050 deadline.
Nottingham is one of the most ambitious cities in the UK, having pledged carbon neutrality by 2028.