Theresa May’s carbon emissions plan will fail if the chancellor remains complacent

Miatta Fahnbulleh writes for the Guardian

NEF CEO, Miatta Fahnbulleh wrote for the Guardian on the government’s pledge to cut carbon emissions to net zero by 2050:

Ultimately, the Treasury must be the linchpin of the green transition, but this letter shows that this department just does not get it. There was no sense of urgency, no recognition of the imperative to decarbonise and asking whether we can afford to do this misses the point. Yes, there will be costs associated with reaching net zero. We must be honest and open about this. But the key question is whether we can afford not to reach net zero. If the science is right, then the answer is no.”

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