Ordinary people like you and me want to do all we can to help stop the climate emergency. Anything we can do as individuals is of course valuable, but in reality the Government’s own independent adviser, the Committee on Climate Change, has found that changes to people’s behaviour make up just nine per cent of what is needed to meet the Government’s “legal net zero by 2050” target. The majority of action must come from the Government and businesses, which operate the big economic levers: investing in low-carbon technologies and putting policies in place to make doing the sustainable thing the easiest and cheapest option for all of us. Green Alliance’s recent Blueprint for a resilient recovery report found investing in policies to tackle climate change can also help to create a more equal UK. It could improve public health and create jobs, skills and a stronger economy.
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