15 leading members of the Professional Bodies Climate Action Charter have signed a joint letter calling for the new Prime Minister to maintain the UK’s commitment to delivering its net-zero and adaptation targets.
The ongoing cost of living crisis and current heat wave have highlighted the acute risks if the UK Government does not proactively deliver a strategic approach to net zero. If the Climate Change Act and the Conservative Party’s manifesto commitments are not delivered, future crises will surely follow.
As the Conservative Party prepares to welcome a new Prime Minister to lead the UK, it is important that MPs prioritise net zero in order to meet the ambition and demand of the private sector. Implementing a robust Net Zero Strategy is the UK’s best path to unlocking the numerous economic opportunities associated with the net zero transition, including shielding UK citizens from the ongoing energy price crisis, creating hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs and unlocking private investment at scale for the sustainable markets of tomorrow.