The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Environmental Justice Commission says the UK must go ‘faster, further and fairer’ to fight climate change, tackle threats to nature and rebuild the economy.
Through doing this, the UK will be able to seize the opportunities of a net zero economy. Doing this could unveil new highly skilled jobs, allow businesses to develop and improve health throughout the country. If work towards these opportunities are not accelerated it will put climate targets at risk.
Furthermore, IPPR urges the government to commit to decarbonising the economy at a much faster rate over the next 10 years. They want them to do this through investing a minimum of £30 billion in a green recovery plan and also by aligning with 1.5°C and net zero.
Caroline Lucas, Co-chair, commented;
“The good news is that decarbonising our economy and restoring nature offers us a vital opportunity to fix an economic model that is not only driving environmental destruction, but also failing the vast majority of people across the UK, as the fall-out from Covid-19 has so brutally exposed. We can build back better – but only if we embed an agenda of rapid decarbonisation within a broader social and economic justice agenda and ensure that those communities most affected by change have the power to lead and shape it.”
Source: Energy Live News