PRESS RELEASES | 10/09/2020
UK Citizens And Businesses Both Ready To Crack On With Achieving Net Zero Emissions
Reacting to the launch of Climate Assembly UK’s report, Nick Molho, Executive Director of the Aldersgate Group, said: “Today’s report, which follows growing business calls for an environmentally sustainable recovery , shows that there is extensive public support for cracking on with efforts to achieve net zero emissions and for aligning the UK’s economic recovery strategy with its net zero target. Despite the hardship brought about by the COVID-19 crisis, the Government benefits from a unique context whereby both the public and the business community desire clear leadership and policy interventions to put the UK on a credible pathway to net zero emissions.”
Nick Molho added: “The Government should, in particular, take note of the specific recommendations made by members of the Climate Assembly with respect to road transport, buildings, power and product standards, which are all areas where the UK needs to achieve substantial emission cuts in the near future. Through a combination of clear regulations (such as energy and resource efficiency standards), greater devolution of political and financial autonomy to local bodies, and support measures for the most vulnerable in society, government action could play a significant role in putting the UK on a credible path towards a just and timely transition to net zero emissions.”
The Aldersgate Group will shortly publish a report, that sets out businesses’ key policy priorities for this parliamentary term to put the UK on track for net zero emissions .