Government publishes Clean Growth Strategy

12 Oct 2017
A massive opportunity for economic rebirth, and for Britain to lead the world

Commenting on the government’s Clean Growth Strategy, published today, Friends of the Earth senior climate campaigner Simon Bullock said:

“This strategy is a welcome change in the politics of climate change in the Conservative Party. While the plan has some huge gaps the government is rightly presenting tackling climate change as a massive opportunity for economic rebirth, and for Britain to lead the world.

“But clearly there is far more actual policy needed – the plan does not deliver on UK targets for cutting emissions, let alone the more ambitious Paris climate agreement, and some parts of government are still firmly stuck in a rut of more fossil fuels, roads and runways.”

ENDS ** Friends of the Earth briefing on Clean Growth Strategy