Building on the Net Zero Review
About Mission Zero Coalition
The Mission Zero Coalition was launched in March 2023 to build momentum from the Mission Zero report. It aims to provide a platform for exchanging insights, experiences and ideas on Net Zero policy development for the UK.
The Coalition will bring together key stakeholders within ‘Mission Zero Networks’, which are based on the ten missions laid out in the Independent Review that are critical to the UK meeting its Net Zero commitments.
Each network aims to highlight the issues and challenges of the stakeholders involved in delivering Net Zero and works towards providing clarity on potential solutions.
By joining a network, stakeholders benefit from the opportunity to discuss Net Zero delivery, present their own case studies and attend site visits.
Through this, the Mission Zero Coalition endeavours to ensure the UK will meet its Net Zero commitments in a manner which supports a healthy economy and societal well-being.
Delivering on UK Net Zero
The UK government’s target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 100% by 2050 compared with 1990 levels was made legally binding in June 2019 by the Climate Change Act 2008 (2050 Target Amendment) Order 2019. In 2021, the government published its Net Zero Strategy, setting a pathway to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
In January 2022, a case was submitted to the High Court against the UK Government by ClientEarth due to the failings of the Net Zero Strategy that meant the UK Government had breached its legal duties under the 2008 Climate Change Act. Together with Friends of the Earth and Good Law Project, ClientEarth presented claims at a hearing, which led to the High Court ruling in July 2022 that the plans set out in the strategy did not show how the UK’s legally binding carbon budgets will be met.
In September 2022, the government commissioned former Energy and Clean Growth Minister, The Rt Hon Chris Skidmore OBE MP, who also signed the Net Zero target into law, to lead an independent review into the government’s approach to Net Zero. The intention was to better understand the most affordable and efficient Net Zero Pathway and its impact on the UK public and economy.
This Mission Zero report recommended ten 10-year missions that are integral to achieving Net Zero by 2025 that should be committed to by the UK government to deliver on emissions reduction targets.
The Mission Zero Networks focus on identifying challenges for stakeholders and opportunities where net zero can be delivered more effectively.
Each Network includes stakeholders that have demonstrated a strong commitment to achieving net zero. Network meetings cover a series of virtual and in-person roundtables.
We currently have four live networks. There will be six networks in total.