Coalition unites over climate target
Reacting to reports today that the Government is to confirm that the 4th Carbon Budget (2023-2027) will stay at the same level, Friends of the Earth Climate Change Campaigner Simon Bullock said:
“After a year of horrendous flooding and storms both here and abroad, the Government’s decision to reject calls to weaken UK climate targets is welcome news.
“This move will help reduce the uncertainty over the Coalition’s commitment to cutting carbon, which has driven away business investment and undermined confidence in the green economy.
“David Cameron must now ensure tough policies are in place to meet these targets, such as helping people to insulate their homes, and developing the UK’s vast renewable energy potential.”
Notes to editors
1. Chancellor backs down on cutting carbon targets | FT: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b397b8fe-10fc-11e4-94f3-00144feabdc0.html