Philip Dunne MP reacts to PM's speech at the UN Climate Action roundtable
25 September 2020
Environmental Audit Committee Chairman, Philip Dunne reacts to the Prime Minister’s speech at the UN Climate Action Roundtable.
Reacting to the Prime Minister’s speech at the UN Climate Action Roundtable, Environmental Audit Committee Chairman, Philip Dunne, said:
“The Prime Minister’s speech today at the UN Climate Action roundtable was a welcome indication of the direction we are going in. The emphasis on new technologies, from harnessing the UK’s wind potential, to wide-ranging opportunities for hydrogen, is supported by evidence to my Committee that these could play instrumental roles in meeting net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, while supporting skills and green jobs.
It is crucial now that we see action from Government. In our recent inquiries featuring offshore wind and hydrogen, industry experts were clear that the Government must present a roadmap of ambitious projects that industry can get behind and champion the transition to a low-carbon future. It was disappointing not to see measures in today’s Winter Economic Plan to green the recovery from COVID.
We are in a tremendous position ahead of the UK hosting COP26 to lead the way. I hope the delay in the Autumn Budget will not delay greening measures for our economy and look forward to hearing of the UK’s Nationally Determined Contribution later this year to ensure a greener future for all.”
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