Large parts of British life will have to change dramatically over the next 15 years if the country is to hit its new climate goals.

This morning the government announced commitments to put the UK on course to cut carbon emissions by 78 per cent by 2035 - just 14 years away.

This is the sixth and latest carbon budget setting the country on the way to going net-zero by 2050.

While being ambitious is good, how the country meets its goals is the important bit, argues Jonathan Church, a climate accountability lawyer.

"The new ambition of this target is great but I don't think it fundamentally changes the picture," he told The Mirror.

"This target is in line with the net zero target, but it doesn't change what we need to do to reach net zero by 2050, this is just the next stepping stone.

"What it will do is make it easier for people to hold governments to account in a general sense."

Wind power will play a big part in hitting the targets
Wind power will play a big part in hitting the targets

Mr Church says it is crucial to address all the different high-emissions sectors at once and as quickly as possible if the target is to be hit.

"The big parts are buildings, which is to do with decarbonising heating, waste, keeping homes warm, but also road transport as well, such as getting the charging stations going," he continued.

"We can no longer address these targets one after another, every sector is crucial. We can't rest on our laurels any longer."

The Climate Change Committee (CCC), which advises the government, has set out the steps the country needs to take over the next 15 years to hit the 78 per cent target.

Here's how its recommendations will change Britain...

Waste

We need to get a lot better at recycling
We need to get a lot better at recycling

One of the things that will have the biggest impact on Brits will be how we get rid of our rubbish.

The amount of waste that needs to be recycled must hit 70 per cent in England by 2030 and 2025 in Scotland and Wales, according to the CCC.

That's a big jump from the current 45 per cent of household waste that is recycled and means more commitment to sorting bins at home, as well as better waste management plants.

All biodegradable waste must be banned from landfill by 2025, meaning no more hauling paper, cardboard, food, textiles, wood and garden wastes to the tip.

The CCC has called for a law requiring all businesses to record how much food they waste.

Homes

Homes are going to have to become a lot greener
Homes are going to have to become a lot greener

Another big problem we have in the UK are our leaky homes.

Ambitious plans brought in by Labour to make all new homes carbon neutral from 2016 were scrapped by the Tory government in 2015, paving the way for energy inefficient house building projects.

To hit the 2035 target building emissions need to fall by half, meaning no more poorly built homes.

Many people will have to swap their gas boilers out when it breaks for a green alternative such as a heat pump, which requires a cleaner form of energy to be viable.

According to the CCC one million heat pumps will have to be put in British homes each year until 2030 to hit the target.

That means a large metal box which looks like an air conditioning unit being attached to the outside of ten million homes over the next decade.

A lot of money needs to be pumped into green home repair and maintenance, which could create a lot of well paid job opportunities.

Food

Food waste has to be cut by 20 per cent
Food waste has to be cut by 20 per cent

One of the biggest drivers of climate change, yet the area we least want to deal with, is undoubtedly food.

On the more positive side of things, 9 per cent of agricultural land in the UK will need to be used to reduce emissions and suck up carbon instead of farming by 2035.

For the average non-farming person, that will primarily mean more woodland and peat bogs to stomp around in, which should provide flood protection and animal habitats.

The country as a whole needs to cut its meat and diary consumption by 20 per cent
The country as a whole needs to cut its meat and diary consumption by 20 per cent

Less welcome will be the news that our diets need to change.

The British public will have to eat 20 per cent less meat and dairy over the next ten years.

This either means a fifth of the country shoulder the burden and go vegan, or everybody cuts their intake a little.

Food waste also needs to be slashed by 20 per cent.

Transport

Under the plans flight expansion needs to be controlled
Under the plans flight expansion needs to be controlled

When it comes to flying - which accounts for just 2.4 per cent of global emissions but a big chunk of the average Westerner's carbon footprint - most of the requirements set out by the CCC are structural and won't impact Brits directly.

They include developing sustainable plane fuel and stopping the construction of more airports.

The CCC also states that the number of flights from UK airports cannot increase by more than 25 per cent by 2050.

One way to do that may be to introduce a frequent fliers tax to stifle demand, meaning the more times you jet off each year, the more out of pocket you are.

Carbon cutting transport plans will be felt much more keenly on the road.

Petrol and diesel car sales will be banned from 2030
Petrol and diesel car sales will be banned from 2030

From 2030 petrol and diesel cars and van sales will be banned, leading Brits towards cleaner electric vehicles.

This will cause roads to become much quieter and less polluted.

The CCC has urged the government to pump money into the sector to make electric cars and vans more affordable, as they remain out of reach for most people at the moment.

Charging stations will become a feature of every road to keep the green fleet going and lorries, which make up five per cent of all vehicles yet produce 17 per cent of emissions, will become zero-emission.

Brits will have to ditch a lot of their short-term car journeys - especially those driving a fossil-fuel powered motor - and walk or cycle instead.

Power

The UK has to shift to green forms of energy
The UK has to shift to green forms of energy

To hit the 2035 target, Britain has to be on it when it comes to power generation.

The CCC recommends “fully decarbonising” electricity generation within 14 years while meeting a 50 per cent increase in demand over the same period.

A key part of that will be wind power, meaning many more turbines will be cresting the country's hills and speckling its coasts over the coming years.

No more gas power stations can be built after 2030, with nuclear power likely picking up the slack instead.