This is a letter from Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, and Baroness Brown, Chair of the CCC’s Adaptation Committee, to new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. The letter provides the Committee’s assessment of the priorities for the new Government to reduce UK emissions and prepare for climate change. Government actions in the coming year will define the UK response to the climate crisis. “As host of next year’s UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, the steps we take in the next 12 months will also have a lasting global impact”, the Chairs write. “In this Parliament, the UK must get on track to delivering Net Zero emissions, and adapt to the climate-related changes we are experiencing.”
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Boris Johnson has been urged to follow in the footsteps of Margaret Thatcher by taking to the world stage to lead international action on the climate emergency – but to put the UK’s own emissions-cutting efforts back on track first. The prime minister was told on Wednesday that the UK had so far “fallen short” on its commitments to tackle greenhouse gases, in a letter from the committee on climate change (CCC). To succeed, Johnson must bring forward new policies across the board as a matter of urgency, “demanding ambitious policy from all departments to ensure homes, businesses, industry, transport and land are helping to deliver net zero”, according to a letter to Downing Street from the government’s statutory advisers on how to achieve the UK’s long-term goal of reaching net-zero carbon by 2050.
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was told today in a letter from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) that the UK had so far “fallen short” in its commitments to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. The CCC is the government’s statutory adviser on how to achieve the UK’s long-term goal of reaching net-zero carbon by 2050.
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