#UKPoli: Green Party criticises government over lack of progress on net zero review – #UKPolitics

2 November 2020

Twelve months on from the launch of the government’s net zero review (2 November 2019) Green Party deputy leader Amelia Womack said:

“It’s been a year since the launch of the Treasury’s review into going net zero, and we still haven’t seen a word of the promised report.

“As the UK prepares to bring together world leaders next year to drive forward climate action, we must show that we are ready to lead the way. Our government should publish a credible plan to go net zero as soon as possible.

“The Green Party 2019 manifesto is still the most ambitious and comprehensive climate plan published anywhere in the world, taking us to net zero by 2030 while creating a fairer and more equal country.

“We need to see a transformational spending commitment of around £100bn a year to transition every sector of the economy, powering the UK with nearly 100% renewable energy by the end of the decade, along with offering insulation improvements to every single home.

“This Government is nowhere near the right level of ambition. They’re forcing through a £29bn road building programme, they’ve rolled out a measly discount scheme for home insulation but with no one trained to do the work, and they’ve promised a net zero plan which simply doesn’t seem to exist.

“A year on from the net zero review and with a year to go until COP26, we must now see real climate action from this government, not just warm words.”

Back to main news page

Source link

About The Green Party

Check Also

#UKPoli: Green Party calls for new vision for armed forces in response to defence review – #UKPolitics

22 March 2021 Calls for refocusing on promoting peace and protecting people and places from …

#UKPoli: Green Party supports calls for 15% pay rise for NHS workers – #UKPolitics

6 March 2021 Party members vote for emergency motion at Spring Conference The Green Party …

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.