Pathway to Net Zero
‘Net Zero Carbon’ means dramatically reducing the amount of carbon we emit and then physically removing any remaining emissions, effectively cancelling them out. So as a result, we don’t add to the amount of carbon in our atmosphere.
A ‘Year One’ Climate Action Plan was originally implemented to undertake initial steps towards becoming net zero. However, a longer-term strategy is needed and following a summer of engagement in 2021 with residents of the LCR, we’ve developed a Pathway to Net Zero, which sets out the scale of the challenges, and our strategic vision to meeting this goal.
For net zero carbon to happen, we need to make significant changes to four areas of our shared lives; our homes, our neighbourhoods, the journeys we make and our workplaces. Net Zero North West estimate that Liverpool City Region needs around £45bn investment over the next 20 years to deliver the carbon reductions we need, securing jobs and growing new green skills.