Senior MPs urge green recovery
The chairs of the Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy Committee and the Environmental Audit Committee have written an open letter to Chancellor Rishi Sunak urging increased and accelerated investment into low-carbon industries, to help create a ‘net-zero-aligned economy’ and boost the ‘green recovery’ from the coronavirus crisis.
The letter, from Darren Jones MP and Philip Dunne MP, warned that investment decisions made in the coming months will be also be critical to building the UK's resilience to the climate crisis.
It said, "the UK's post-crisis economic recovery package presents a major opportunity to accelerate investment on climate adaptation and cutting emissions to net zero. This is necessary to avert an even greater future national and global crisis caused by climate change. Crucially, it will also spur innovation, create jobs and bring substantial economic benefits to the UK and the wider world."
Business Green reports that, in response to the letter, a spokesperson from the Treasury said the Government would work to deliver clean and sustainable economic growth as it takes steps to reboot the economy.