Spending Review undermines government green credentials, says Friends of the Earth

Review falls far short of £42 billion needed every year to tackle Planetary emergency. 
  Published:  04 Sep 2019    |      1 minute read

Reacting to today’s spending review, Friends of the Earth‘s head of policy, Mike Childs said:

“This spending review completely undermines the government’s commitment to taking the climate and biodiversity crisis seriously.

“Measures to cut climate-wrecking pollution, boost nature and clean up our filthy air have been starved of investment for far too long – they need far more than the few financial crumbs offered by the Chancellor today.

“Today’s announcement falls a long way short of the £42 billion needed every year to tackle the Planetary emergency.

“With the planet being burnt, battered and destroyed, bold and comprehensive action is needed to meet the UK’s net zero carbon target and safeguard our natural world.”