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UK’s ”Net Zero” climate strategy fails to give concrete commits to reduce energy use, promote renewables.

In reaction to the government’s Net Zero Strategy, Rebecca Newsom,
Greenpeace UK’s head of politics, said “This document is more like a pick and mix than the substantial meal that we need to reach net zero. Extra cash for tree planting and progress on electric vehicles doesn’t make up
for the lack of concrete plans to deliver renewables at scale, extra investment in public transport, or a firm commitment to end new oil and gas licences.

There are only half-hearted policies and funding commitments to decarbonise our draughty homes at the speed necessary, and it fundamentally fails to grapple with the need to reduce our meat and dairy consumption to
stop global deforestation. With just eight years left to halve global emissions, the government can’t just keep dining out on its ‘ambitious targets’.

Until the policy and funding gaps are closed, Boris Johnson’s plea to other countries to deliver on their promises at the global climate conference next month will be easy to ignore.”

 Greenpeace 19th Oct 2021

 https://www.greenpeace.org.uk/latest-updates/?news_type=press-release

October 21, 2021 - Posted by | climate change, UK

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