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WWF Response to The Budget

David Nussbaum, Chief Executive of WWF-UK, responded to Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget statement

“The Chancellor spoke at length about this being a Budget for the next generation. But there are few greater threats to the security and prosperity of our children and grandchildren than climate change, something he singularly failed to address. Given the Government’s commitment on Monday to enshrining a zero carbon future in law, it is unfortunate that he passed up a clear opportunity to boost sustainable economic growth by supporting the low carbon economy. Instead he chose to prop up the struggling oil and gas industry.

“More money for flood defences will be widely welcomed, but we will only get real value from our investment if we are using it to manage our land properly. We need to reduce the rate at which water runs off it rather than simply building more, higher walls.”

For more information, please contact:
Jo Sargent | Advocacy Media Specialist, WWF-UK
T: +44 (0)7867697519 

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