The Committee on Climate Change has today responded to the Chancellor’s summer economic update ‘A Plan for Jobs’ , acknowledging the focus of support towards green jobs.
In response Lord Deben, Chairman of the CCC said:
“Making homes energy efficient and climate resilient is one of the UK’s biggest opportunities. The Chancellor is to be congratulated for making it the focus of his support for green jobs in what is a very encouraging immediate response to COVID-19. We must now understand quickly how the government intends to deploy the substantial funds announced today. It marks a turning point in the government’s support for energy efficiency. It is complemented by welcome announcements to decarbonise the public estate and create new jobs in the natural environment.
“The challenge before government is now to build on this stimulus and ensure that these green jobs endure beyond 2021. We look forward to seeing the Chancellor’s infrastructure strategy and spending plans in the autumn.”