Infrastructure chief: Net-zero goal needs ‘moonshot’ effort from next PM

Reaching carbon neutrality by 2050 “is our generation’s equivalent of putting a man on the moon” and requires “comparable ambition, imagination and creativity”, according to Sir John Armitt, chair of the body set up to advise ministers on long-term infrastructure needs.

Theresa May’s successor in Downing Street “must invest wisely in infrastructure”, Armitt - the chair of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) - has urged in an article in the Daily Telegraph, “to empower families and firms to fundamentally change their behaviour”. 

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