UK Climate Policy Dashboard
Tracking progress to deliver net zero
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. This puts a premium on domestic policy development in the run up to COP26.
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.
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 four sectors (manufacturing, agriculture, buildings and waste), policy development is Insufficient, with the greatest room for improvement in buildings and waste. In the transport sector, policy development is deemed to be On the Way. Follow the links to explore the rankings and key recommendations for each sector in further detail.
Last updated 1st July 2021 to account for the Climate Change Committee's 2021 Progress Report, 'Progress in reducing emissions' (June 2021)
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