As a society we are increasingly environmentally conscious and aware of the need for positive change around emissions. And as a nation we have a national end date to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
It is a legally binding long-term goal, set out in 2019 by the UK Climate Change Act and introduced following advice from the Climate Change Committee (CCC). Since then, even in this short space of time, the UK has made huge strides – particularly within the public sector.
Many local authorities have introduced their own, more ambitious targets to meet net zero carbon and emissions goals. New green projects are regularly being commissioned, using both new and existing technologies. From our survey, covering 107 public sector employees across the country, the vast majority of respondents (85%) felt their organisations were on track to contribute to meeting the 2050 goals.