Working Towards Carbon Neutrality


I prepared the following paper for the Council’s climate emergency working groups. It notes key elements of the Zero Carbon Britain report prepared by the Centre for Alternative Technology and summarises the official Committee on Climate Change’s Net Zero report, which was published in May 2019. The scenarios in these reports provide ideas and analysis on where we should be heading for a carbon neutral future. These are guides to the scale of action required and help with checking that the right steps are being taken along the way.

  •  Achieving Carbon Neutrality or Net Zero


Somerset Climate Action Network, set-up by local groups and campaigners, published the following paper to start to identify potential actions and areas of influence for Somerset local authorities.

  •  Local authorities and the Somerset 2030 target SCAN Final August 2019


UPDATE (8/12/2019)

The Centre for Alternative Technology has updated Zero Carbon Britain with the following publications:

  •  Executive Summary

  •  Full Report

See news post for a summary and comparison of the Zero Carbon Britain and Net Zero scenarios.


Net Zero and Zero Carbon Britain infographics: