Business lobby group chief Tony Danker ramps up rhetoric demanding government deliver raft of missing net zero policy on heating, hydrogen and transport. Britain’s biggest business group, the CBI, is yet again urging the government to “fill in the blanks” in the UK’s net zero policy landscape, warning the country remains far off-track to deliver on its domestic climate goals and “nothing less than unprecedented, unstoppable action” is needed in 2021 to accelerate the pace of decarbonisation and drive a green recovery from the pandemic. In a further sign of growing frustration within the business community about the government’s failure to come forward with a raft of long-promised and much delayed policy plans to drive down emissions, the CBI’s director-general Tony Danker is expected to ramp up calls for bolder action from Ministers in a speech later today. He will urge both businesses and government “to step up and make the big plays” by accelerating the UK’s own net zero transition and seize the significant economic prizes on offer, while stressing that green investment from the private sector is being hamstrung by a lack of Whitehall blueprints for the future of green transport, hydrogen, heat and buildings, and taxation, in particular.
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The head of the UK’s biggest business lobby group has warned that the corporate world is “way off track” in tackling the climate crisis. Tony Danker, the director general of the CBI, called on the government to do more to unlock the resources of the private sector by publishing new guidance on heating and transport. “Tackling the planet’s climate crisis before it’s too late has always been a seismic challenge demanding global cooperation on an unprecedented scale,” he will say in a speech at the CBI’s Road to Zero conference on Monday. “The world has no room for failure. The climate crisis is worsening and currently we’re way off track.” The CBI, which represents the UK’s biggest employers, wants the government to “fill in the blanks” in its plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 68% by the end of this decade, and by 78% compared with 1990 levels by 2035.
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