The need to decarbonise our economy whilst monitoring and adapting to climate change is driving huge transformation in all sectors. Managing the sometimes conflicting needs of society and our environment is a complex challenge. It demands a whole system approach supported by a global effort, with decision making that needs to be anchored in trustworthy science and data.
The UK Government has outlined plans for a ‘Green Recovery’ following the COVID-19 pandemic which is supported by the ‘10 Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution’. NPL’s science and metrology expertise will play an important role in catalysing activity in line with the UK Government’s climate strategies and in supporting international action driven by the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) and the United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Paris Agreement.