Today (Thursday 17th October), the Prime Minister announced that he will be chairing a new Cabinet Committee on Climate Change. As we know, we have committed to becoming net-zero by 2050 and the aim is to drive further action across government to protect our environment, reduce emissions and improve our air quality, helping us to achieve our commitment. It will be the first government committee of its kind, which can only be a positive step in the right direction. Boris Johnson said:
"I want us to become the cleanest, greenest society on earth, and inspire countries around the world to follow our lead so that our children can breathe clean air and benefit from the wonderful flora and fauna of this earth. We know that people across the UK are passionate about protecting our planet, and we need to continue building on the excellent progress this government has made in tackling climate change and improving our environment.
"That’s why I’m announcing today that I will personally chair a new cross-government Committee on Climate Change, bringing together my ministers to galvanise action to tackle the great environmental challenges we face."
Read the press release here.