Inaugural annual report provides invaluable insight into the pace and reach of the UK's net zero transition
To mark tonight's BusinessGreen Leaders Awards and Westminster's historic adoption of new net zero legislation, BusinessGreen is today launching its first annual report providing an in-depth look at the current status of the net zero transition.
Available to all BusinessGreen subscribers, the 42-page report provides an invaluable briefing document on the green business community's progress to date against new net zero goals, the trends that will shape the next decade, and the challenges and opportunities that will arise from deep decarbonisation.
The report assesses progress across the buildings, transport, energy, land use and supply chain, and resources sectors. Each chapter takes a detailed look at the technology and political trends impacting the economy, including top tips on which companies and policies to watch out for as the net zero transition gathers pace.
The report finds that all industries are either already experiencing, or are on the cusp of, significant disruption as a result of the emergence of clean technologies and greener business models.
However, across the board progress towards the UK's new net zero goal remains too slow, and as a result investor, public, and political pressure on businesses to step up decarbonisation efforts is set to continue.
The report forms part of BusinessGreen's Net Zero Now campaign and is designed to complement its programme of quarterly Leaders Briefings.
"The pursuit of a net zero economy is one of the most wide-ranging, exciting, and yet disruptive economic projects ever undertaken, and yet the full breadth and scale of its implications is all too rarely understood," said BusinessGreen Editor-in-Chief James Murray. "The aim of this report, launched in the same week as the UK's net zero goal becomes legally binding, is to provide business leaders with an accessible yet detailed primer on a transition that will inevitably impact every business in the UK."