Hotting up: Strengthening the Climate Change Act ten years on

Philip Box and Sam Hall

May 2018

Ten years ago, the UK passed the world’s first Climate Change Act that inspired other countries to adopt similar climate laws. Following the ratification of the Paris Agreement in 2015, the UK has another opportunity to lead internationally with its climate change policies.

This report sets out the scientific, technological, legal, and political case for deeper decarbonisation of the UK economy in the decades ahead. It proposes new policies to enable this, including the UK strengthening the Climate Change Act and adopting a new legal net zero emission target.

Read the report