Carbon Plan must be a ‘living document’ to drive Climate Change Act

Successive governments have failed to close the yawning policy gaps needed to meet carbon budgets, warns ClientEarth, and action must be taken soon

Fracking has yet to prove it can fit with carbon budgets, says ClientEarth.Photograph: Bizoon/123RFA forthcoming Carbon Plan should be coherent and strong enough to drive the substantial emissions reductions needed to comply with the Climate Change Act, environmental lawyers have warned.

In a report, published on 11 October, released by legal campaign group ClientEarth warns that the UK’s slow progress on greenhouse gas emissions puts it in danger of breaching carbon budgets from the 2020s.

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