PM to chair cabinet committee on climate change – reaction

Government challenged to reverse climate-wrecking policies
  Published:  17 Oct 2019    |      1 minute read

Reacting to the announcement that Boris Johnson will chair a new Cabinet committee on climate change to drive environmental action across government, Friends of the Earth chief executive, Craig Bennett said:

“With the planet facing a climate emergency, we need urgent action not just warm words.

“The Prime Minister’s pledge to make the UK a global leader on the climate crisis will only be realised if slashing climate-wrecking emissions is at the very heart of every government policy.

“This means scrapping plans for a third runway at Heathrow, halting the multi-billion pound road-building programme and abandoning support for fossil fuel development at home and abroad.

“The solutions for building a carbon-free future already exist – but has Boris Johnson got the political will to make it happen?”