Greenpeace reaction to CCC Progress Report

In reaction to the Climate Change Committee’s (CCC) new report on the UK government’s progress towards meeting Net Zero, Greenpeace UK’s political campaigner, Ami McCarthy, said:

“It’s kind of ironic that the CCC has named this a Progress Report when the government’s progress on climate policy is grinding to a standstill.

“The cost of living crisis should be adding impetus to the kind of action we need to see to stop the climate-wrecking energy waste from our homes, since the solution to both problems – an urgently implemented nationwide insulation programme – is the same. Yet this government seems intent on driving action from fossil fuel giants instead, offering tax breaks to encourage new drilling under the false pretence that it will get us out of this mess.

“The longer this government drags its feet on greening our homes, delivering renewables and moving our food production system away from meat, the sharper and more costly the shift will be further down the line. Time is running out. The government must roll up its sleeves and deliver the benefits of a climate friendly economy for all.”