WWF responds to UK Government's Clean Growth Strategy
12 Oct 2017 11:34 AM
Head of Energy and Climate, Gareth Redmond-King at WWF responded to the release of the Clean Growth Strategy which sets out the UK Government’s vision on how to achieve a low carbon future
“The strategy’s ambition is to be welcomed, however the details fall short of what we need to lead the UK to a green and prosperous future. The news on improving homes is a victory for owners, renters and landlords; and more money for off-shore wind - the cheapest form of generation - is great news. But overall the UK Government admits that it will miss most of its targets.
“They are not delivering the emissions reductions needed in the next decade, relying instead on past success to offset missed targets with the rapid power decarbonisation that we’ve seen to date. This risks passing on a worse situation to the next generation. The UK Government has much more work to do in putting forward credible policies to close a carbon gap of nearly 10% by 2032. We have been a global climate leader, but if we set out plans that don’t meet our own targets to meet the global threat of climate change, then we will have so much further to go to meet the more ambitious international ones agreed in Paris.”
Notes to editors
WWF has case studies available and has contacts at UK businesses available to comment on the implications this has for their businesses.
Page 41 shows that we miss the 4th Carbon Budget by 6% and the 5th Carbon budget by 9.7%