Illustration; Source: Offshore Energies UK (OEUK)

New legal storm looms over the UK: Will it scrap its £11.6 billion climate pledge?

Whilst the climate crisis keeps taking its toll on the global stage, the latest Climate Change Committee (CCC) report warned of a lack of urgency from the UK government, as credible plans are in place for less than a fifth of required emissions cuts. Three organisations have joined forces to expose in court once again – what they deem to be – the weakness of the government’s net-zero strategy. The plot thickens further with a leaked document about the UK’s alleged plans to scrap its £11.6 billion (close to $14.9 billion) climate pledge. The country is also grappling with an upskilling crisis in the energy sector.

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