Climate Policy Dashboard - Tracking progress to deliver net zero

 

UK Climate Policy Dashboard

Tracking progress to deliver net zero

CURRENT PROGRESS ASSESSMENT
Power Sector, 8/10
Power
Sector
Link to rankings and recommendations for the transport sector
Transport
Sector
Link to rankings and recommendations for the manufacturing sector
Manufacturing
and Construction
Agriculture and Land Use
Agriculture
and Land Use​​​
Buildings ranking: 5/10
Buildings
Sector
Waste ranking: 3/10
Waste
Sector
Adaptation: 4/10
Adaptation
Sector

The UK’s ambition to be a global leader on climate change depends on successful action to reduce emissions at home. The UK has made significant progress in reducing emissions over the last decade, and has led major economies in announcing new climate targets for 2030 and 2050. However, the UK is not on track to meet future carbon budgets or our net-zero aligned Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). It is essential that, as host of COP26, the UK has not only ambitious targets to reduce emissions, but credible and ambitious policies to achieve these targets. 

The UK is not on track to meet future carbon budgets or our net-zero aligned NDC.

The All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group, supported by Policy Connect, are monitoring the Government's progress in developing domestic policy to close the gap between our current emissions trajectory and our climate targets. This Climate Policy Dashboard assesses the Government's progress in policy design against key recommendations made in the last 12 months by the Climate Change Committee (CCC), the UK's independent advisor on tackling climate change. The Dashboard focuses on the progress made by the UK Government, although it does highlight areas where the devolved administrations have separate responsibilities for policy areas. Further work could provide separate rankings for each administration in areas where policy is devolved. The Dashboard will be updated as the Government introduces new climate policy, providing an up-to-date assessment of the Government's progress in delivering on its climate targets.

The Climate Policy Dashboard will be updated as the Government introduces new policies, providing an up-to-date assessment of the Government's progress in delivering on its climate targets.

Progress in each sector is ranked on a gradient from Critically Insufficient through to World-Leading, and key steps on the road to World-Leading policy are presented. For further detail, see the Methodology section. 

Climate Policy Dashboard Rankings

The Climate Policy Dashboard provides the progress rankings for each sector of the economy that the APPCCG is monitoring policy development in. The UK's policy development is ranked as Good in the power sector. In three sectors (transport, agriculture and land use, and buildings), policy development is ranked as On the way. The greatest room for improvement is needed in waste and adaptation, which are currently ranked as Insufficient

Follow the links to explore the rankings and key recommendations for each sector in further detail.

Last updated October 2021 to account for the Heat and Buildings Strategy and the Net Zero Strategy 

This Climate Policy Dashboard is produced and hosted by Policy Connect, as the Secretariat of the All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group.
Policy Connect will be continually updating this Dashboard as new policies are released, and as the CCC provides new recommendations. To find out more or explore collaborating with Policy Connect on the Dashboard, contact Nazza Ahmed, Project Co-ordinator for Sustainability at Policy Connect: Nazza.Ahmed [at] policyconnect.org.uk