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: