Government face legal challenges over inadequate climate strategies

Barry White

Friends of the Earth is taking the government to court over two of its climate strategies which it considers inadequate and filed papers on 12 January see: https://friendsoftheearth.uk/climate/government-taken-court-over-inadequate-climate-strategies. The Judicial Review, brought to the High Court by the environmental campaign group, will challenge both the government’s Net Zero Strategy (NZS) and its Heat and Buildings Strategy. It will do so on the basis that the NZS does not comply with the Climate Change Act 2008, which Friends of the Earth was central to devising and securing. The group also contends that the Heat and Buildings Strategy should have considered the impacts of its policies on protected groups, as part of ensuring a fair energy transition where climate action aligns with social responsibility.

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