Reaching net zero ‘can’t wait for breakthrough technologies’

That’s the suggestion from UK Fires, which says existing technologies must be used to drive incremental change

The world can’t wait for breakthrough technologies to deliver net-zero emissions by 2050 and instead must use existing technologies to drive incremental change.

That's the suggestion from UK Fires, a collaboration between the universities of Cambridge, Oxford, Nottingham, Bath and Imperial College London, which has published a new report outlining opportunities for future growth and changes that will need to be made to future lifestyles and business models on the journey towards decarbonisation.

It says over the last two decades, mankind has been trying to develop new technologies to supply energy and drive economic growth while avoiding making significant changes to how people go about their lives.

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