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UK government sued over ‘pie-in-the-sky’ net-zero climate strategy

ClientEarth and Friends of the Earth say strategy fails to include policies needed to ensure emissions cuts

The UK government is being sued over its net zero climate strategy, which lawyers argue illegally fails to include the policies needed to deliver the promised cuts in emissions.

Court papers were filed on Wednesday by ClientEarth (CE) and, separately, by Friends of the Earth (FoE). CE also claims the failure to meet legal carbon budgets would contravene the Human Rights Act by impacting on young people’s right to life and family life.

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