Briefing: Net Zero Strategy legal challenge

  Published:  01 Jun 2022
On Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 June, the High Court will hear cases brought by Friends of the Earth, ClientEarth and the Good Law Project for judicial review of the government’s flagship climate policy, the Net Zero Strategy. All three NGOs allege that the government has breached the Climate Change Act 2008.

This briefing outlines why Friends of the Earth have brought the case and our aims: to get a Net Zero Strategy that contains a more credible and worked out plan that shows how we'll meet the carbon budgets set in law, greater transparency to improve scrutiny of the government’s plans, so it can be held accountable for any shortfall, and to strengthen the operation of the Climate Change Act.