The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has announced plans to publish a blueprint before the end of the year laying out the path for the UK to achieve net-zero. Dozens of delegates from the clean energy sector met virtually for the first day of the Scottish Renewables Annual Conference 2020 earlier to discuss what needs to happen in order to meet climate targets post-Covid-19. Among them was Chris Stark, chief executive of the CCC, who confirmed the public body would be releasing a plan to axe carbon emissions in the coming years. The report will be released around a year before the landmark COP26 climate conference in Glasgow. Around 30,000 politicians and environmental campaigners from around the world are due to take to the SEC in November next year for the UN summit. The event will be the most important round of talks since world leaders agreed the Paris Agreement to establish climate ambitions in 2015. It was originally due to take place this year but was put on hold due to coronavirus. Mr Stark said: “In December my institution is going to give much more detail about how we see that transition taking place. We’re going to give our advice on what’s called the UK’s sixth carbon budget.
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