Net Zero 2035

Project status Active

The current target date to reach net zero is 2050. The Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru Cooperation Agreement committed to ‘commission independent advice to examine potential pathways to net zero by 2035’. In response to this the Wales Net Zero 2035 Challenge Group has been formed, chaired by former minister Jane Davidson. The Group’s work is scheduled to run until summer 2024. The group will look at the impact on society and the economy, considering the distribution of the costs and benefits and how any adverse effects could be mitigated.

WCPP has been funded by the Welsh Government to support the work of the Group by providing evidence across its five challenge areas:

  1. How could Wales feed itself by 2035?
  2. How could Wales meet energy needs by 2035 whilst phasing out fossil fuels?
  3. How could Wales heat and build homes and workplaces by 2035?
  4. How could people and places be connected across Wales by 2035?
  5. What could education, jobs and work look like across Wales by 2035?