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Why the government’s policies are nowhere near sufficient to address the climate emergency

Climate change means we need to step up—not back

By Ed Miliband   May 2021

With the latest budget virtually silent on climate, the government has shown it is still in denial about the part it must play in supporting a green transition. Photo: Matt Crossick/Empics/Alamy Live News

This year is a crucial one for our climate. The UK is hosting the COP26 summit in November, and the government does seem to appreciate how high the stakes are. It is good there is now recognition across the political spectrum of the climate change challenge.

But recognising the challenge is not enough. The transition to a net-zero economy requires the right policies and investment. No country is doing enough. Government must play an active role in not only making the transition happen but, crucially, ensuring it is fair for everyone in our country.

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