CBI responds to Net-Zero announcement

13 Jun 2019 12:56 PM

The CBI responded to the Prime Minister's announcement that the UK will be the first country in the world to legislate to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Dame Carolyn Fairbairn DBE, CBI Director-General, yesterday said:

“UK business stands squarely behind the Government’s commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. This legislation is the right response to the global climate crisis, and firms are ready to play their part in combating it.

“Climate leadership can drive UK competitiveness and secure long-term prosperity. This legislation must be followed by a commitment to long-term policies that support decarbonisation across the economy.

“Some sectors will need clear pathways to enable investment in low-carbon technologies, and it is vital that there is cross-government coordination on the policies and regulation needed to deliver a clean future.”