Overall, the cost [of reaching net zero carbon emissions in the UK] is likely to be much easier and cheaper than previously thought. [It] can be designed in such a way as to quickly improve the lives of millions of people, is surprisingly low cost – it’s cheaper than even we thought last year when we made our assessments. Net zero is relatively low-cost across the economy. But that rests on action now. You can’t sit on your hands and imagine it’s just going to get cheaper by magic.
Chris Stark, Chief Executive, UK Committee on Climate Change</
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