How should the government cut emissions?

Governments around the world need to cut emissions. However, there is not a simple template to use and, most importantly, different initiatives will not attract the same level of public support. For that reason, we need to consider how governments can most effective cut emissions with the support of the public.

In a new report by Demos and WWF, Climate Consensus, survey data is used to shed light on the package of policies that represents the commitments and trade-offs the public is prepared to make in order to reach a 42% reduction in emissions by 2030. The report considers multiple policy areas, e.g., electricity, transporation, food, and flights, and the costs of specific policies.

The report was covered by outlets such as The Guardian, The Times, and BBC. Do check it out. Full disclosure: I played a minor role in the work as I conducted the cluster analysis for the report.