A report published today by the Committee on Climate Change said a 2050 deadline to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero would be achievable "at an acceptable cost", but only if it introduces "clear, stable and well-designed policies across the emitting sectors of the economy".
It comes as the Committee on Climate Change publishes its report calling for the United Kingdom to drastically reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to zero over the next three decades.
A key United Nations report a year ago said that to keep temperatures from rising by more than 1.5C in the long-term, countries need to cut carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, with steep cuts in other greenhouse gases such as methane.
But it won't be the first time the country has built an economic future on blazing a trail.
In the wake of the Extinction Rebellion riots that led to more than a thousand arrests with people gluing themselves to buildings and vandalizing the Shell HQ, a panel has urged the United Kingdom government to urgently adopt new policies for anything from eating habits to energy consumption to avert the worst effects of climate change. Such a target would constitute the UK's "highest possible ambition" to combatting climate change and would "send a much stronger signal internationally".
Britons should be encouraged to consume around 20 percent less beef, lamb and dairy products, while growth in air travel would likely need to be curbed unless the aviation sector adopts low-carbon fuels such as biofuel or electrified air travel.
Critically, the committee has said that for established technologies like solar to play their part, the policy ambition set by the government must also match up.
The REA boss added: "A policy gap, however, now exists to bring forward new power generation technologies in the 2020's".
Improvements to productivity, carbon capture and renewable energy are the "most effective ways" to reach agricultural net zero targets, the NFU says.
Such an increase would mean between 540 and 645TWh of low carbon power on the system, a significant leap from the 155TWh the United Kingdom boasts today.
The suggestion from Adam Scorer, Chief Executive of National Energy Action (NEA), was that the move to net-zero can be of particular benefit to those worst off in United Kingdom society.
"If this is not addressed sooner rather than later, taking the necessary steps will be more expensive for United Kingdom taxpayers".
They can improve the energy efficiency of their homes, as well as setting thermostats no higher than 19C, and consider installing low-carbon heating systems.
"We can't keep playing politics if we're going to tackle climate change".
"While this is a massive body of important and credible work, it needs to inject more urgency".
British Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure to act more boldly on climate change after a visit by teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg and 10 days of protests that shut down traffic in central London and put the issue squarely on Britain's political agenda.
Mr Kiely stressed that every government around the world should aim to get to net-zero as soon as possible. "Hydrogen should be added to the gas grid".
"As a technology-ready solution that can tackle climate change right across the economy, it's vital that government recognises and rewards the many benefits of AD so it can make the maximum contribution to decarbonisation at speed and scale".
Gas boilers: These will be replaced by electric boilers and heat pumps.