Committee comments on Government response to CCC’s 2019 Progress Report

15 October 2019

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has issued a statement following today’s publication of the Government’s official response to the CCC’s 2019 Progress Report to Parliament. The Government is required to assess and respond to the Committee’s summer progress report in October, under the terms of the Climate Change Act.

CCC Chief Executive, Chris Stark, said:

“The Government has indicated it has a plan for a plan to reduce emissions. Delivering the UK’s net-zero economy demands bold and brave policy commitments – and there is still a lot to do. 110 days have passed since net zero became law, and we welcome the growing acknowledgement of the need for increased ambition. There are 13 months until COP26, and new commitments must be made. When it comes to preparing for the effects of climate change, the Government’s approach continues to rest on the need for further research and guidance, instead of action; meanwhile, the country remains unprepared for even a 2 degree rise in global temperature. The UK’s role as a genuine climate leader now rests on tangible action – we will be watching next month’s budget closely.”

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