The Wales Centre for Public Policy have presented their first report to the Wales Net Zero Challenge Group 2035, outlining some of the work done so far in order to reduce carbon emissions in Wales.
The Challenge Group was established in January 2023 following the co-operation agreement between the Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru in 2021. That agreement stated that the Welsh Government would:
‘Commission independent advice to examine potential pathways to net zero by 2035 – the current target date is 2050. This will look at the impact on society and sectors of our economy and how any adverse effects may be mitigated, including how the costs and benefits are shared fairly.’
The report by the Wales Centre for Public Policy comes after a request by the Challenge Group to provide evidence in order to aid their task of drafting recommendations. This is the first in a series of reports that the Centre will prepare for the Challenge Group. The title of the first report is ‘Overview of Emissions Trends and Pathways’ and can be found here, as can further information about the co-operation between the Centre and the Challenge Group.