This is a letter from Lord Deben, Chairman of the Climate Change Committee, to the Rt Hon Prime Minister about the 2023 Progress Report to Parliament on reducing emissions.
2. Key messages
The letter highlights Lord Deben’s final assessment as Chairman of the Climate Change Committee of UK progress in reducing emissions, covering:
- The failure to act decisively in response to the energy crisis and build on the success of hosting COP26 means that the UK has lost its clear global climate leadership.
- Inaction has been compounded by continuing support for further unnecessary investment in fossil fuels.
- The Government must act urgently to correct the failures of the past year and reclaim the UK’s clear climate leadership role.