Resource consumption, industrial strategy and UK carbon budgets
»» Reducing resource consumption could meet the UK’s 4th and 5th carbon budgets.
»» Based on the implementation of our resource consumption strategies, UK emissions in 2032 would be 361 MtCO2e, 55% below 1990 levels.
»» Cumulatively, by 2032 BEIS’ climate package will exhaust 68% of the UK’s legally-binding target.
»» If the UK adopts the aspirations of the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C, the climate package will have exhausted 78% of the 2050 budget by 2032.