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What a lovely day to walk to the bus stop: blue skies, birdsong, done my civic duty of voting and talking to the nation about climate change. #NormalThursday #NetZero
Continuing my day with a Greggs vegan sausage roll (cheapest breakfast available but not very healthy!) but no tea because I didn't bring my reusable cup and don't fancy using the loo on my bus to Oxford. Now if @Stagecoach_Ox went electric, I'd be in #NetZero heaven!
The bus station is pretty stinky and the exhaust pollution is aggravating my cough. Definitely think that @transportgovuk should prioritise electric or hydrogen buses NOW. Who would object? #NetZero
During my bus ride, I may share some snippets I took from the @theCCCuk #NetZero report. It's about as long as my PhD thesis so I have not read all of it yet.
I guess the biggest surprise for me is that the 2050 #NetZero target is estimated to cost us the same as what the existing 80% target at the time it was set. Costs have plummeted so much that increasing ambition really is within the realms of government policy, imo.
The #NetZero report gets to 77% reductions in 2050 just by doing the no-brainer solutions. That would of course need clear, long term and joined up policy. Which isn't easy, but it's possible, I hope. It's the last bit to zero that's tougher.
There seemed to be a perception or assumption in my 5 live interview that this was going to be hard for people to accept. Well, I'm not so sure. If govt pay farmers to plant trees and improve practices to become #NetZero, would I notice?
Have consumers been inconvenienced by our country's historically low coal and historically high renewables use?? #NetZero in @theCCCuk report is not about putting the burden on the people. It's about how policies can drive a just transition. Quite conservatively at that.
"Two-thirds of people in the UK recognise there is a climate emergency and 76% say that they would cast their vote differently to protect the planet." from: theguardian.com/environment/20… Therefore I would think that policies for #NetZero would be supported by the public.
Opinions are gathered in this @BusinessGreen article - pretty much all the reaction has been positive from business. If anything, I'd say public opinion would be that @theCCCuk #NetZero recommendations are really the least we can do businessgreen.com/bg/news-analys…
And a final point on #NetZero, I am reminded of the Joel Pett cartoon kentucky.com/opinion/op-ed/… - what if we create a better world for nothing? There are so many co-benefits to clean air, more comfortable houses, green spaces. Why would we not want this??
My daughter has clearly taken the @theCCCuk #NetZero report's findings to heart today 🚲
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