Government criticised for dragging feet on net zero

The government has been criticised for announcing it will not set out its strategy for achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 until ‘’later this year” and will not publish findings of a review into the policy until the autumn.

Speaking during Treasury questions yesterday, exchequer secretary Simon Clarke said prime minister Boris Johnson had set up a new cabinet committee on climate change because he “takes its responsibilities very seriously”, but added that plans to reduce emissions in “key sectors such as transport, energy and buildings while seizing the economic benefits of clean growth” would be set out later in the year with a “review into the transition into a net zero economy [and] how that will be funded” publishing its findings “this autumn”.

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