Theresa May's speech on the environment - 10:10 Cimate Action's reaction

Reacting to the prime minister's speech, Leo Murray, director of strategy at 10:10 Climate Action said:

The Conservatives’ failure to take real, decisive action on climate change makes this green reboot a non starter. Yes, measures to tackle plastics are very welcome, but we can’t let it distract from the fact that government policy continues to hold back the renewable industries essential to our country’s decarbonisation.

An environmental plan which fails to put climate change at its heart is not worthy of the name. Aiming to be “the first generation to leave the natural environment in a better state than we inherited” sounds wonderful. But it seems to suggest that Theresa May does not remotely understand the scale of the climate change impacts already locked in due to successive governments’ failure to take effective action on this issue.  


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