UK to toughen climate targets – Friends of the Earth reaction

Targets for cutting emissions are important, but without the right policies they won’t be met
  Published:  20 Apr 2021    |      1 minute read

Commenting on the UK government’s expected decision to strengthen its targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions for the next 15 years, Friends of the Earth climate campaigner Connor Schwartz said:

“Targets for cutting emissions are important, but without the right policies they won’t be met. The UK government is already struggling to meet its existing, less ambitious climate goals.

“Boris Johnson’s government may want to show global leadership ahead of this year’s crucial climate summit, but with its backing for new roads and airport expansion, and huge financial support for a mega gas development in Mozambique, it won’t be taken seriously.”

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