Moderate Tories call for focus on environment as May mulls green legacy

Conservative MPs will today push for greater ambition on climate change as they relaunch the moderate ‘One Nation’ caucus in parliament today.

Writing in the Observer, backbench members of the caucus said they would announce a “declaration of values” that will include a call “for the environment to be given equal standing with counter-terrorism.

“Brexit can be a moment to reframe the UK’s role in the world as a force for good: using our soft power and through our aid, trade and security commitments to help lead the new fourth Industrial Revolution of sustainable, clean, green, smart development,” they said.

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