UK government's Net Zero Strategy deemed 'unlawful'

21st July 2022


The High Court has this week ruled that the UK government’s Net Zero Strategy is unlawful as it is in breach of the Climate Change Act.

In a judgment published on Monday, the court ruled that the strategy does not outline how climate policies will meet legally-binding carbon budgets, as is required under the 2008 Act. Parliament and t

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