Boris Johnson to lead climate change cabinet committee

Prime minister Boris Johnson will lead a cross-cabinet committee designed to help accelerate progress on cutting the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Johnson, who is heading to Brussels for a crunch EU summit on the newly agreed Brexit deal, is due to announce today that he will chair the committee. It will bring “together my ministers to galvanise action to tackle the great environmental challenges we face”, according to a written statement published by Downing Street.

Number 10 has signalled the committee will have broad responsibilities for protecting the environment, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality. 

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