This is a letter from Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the Climate Change Committee, to Colin Breen, Director of Environmental Policy at the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in Northern Ireland. The letter provides further clarification of the costs associated with achieving Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 in Northern Ireland as requested in a letter to the CCC from Mr Breen.
2. Key messages
- We provide information about the basis for the cost estimate set out in an earlier CCC letter to Minister Edwin Poots on April 1st 2021 and associated follow-up discussions.
- In the annex, we provide answers to queries about the costs of Northern Ireland achieving Net Zero by 2050 with engineered removals, projected costs beyond 2050, and the costs of a 2045 Net Zero target.