New climate change targets are Tory lip service

In reaction to the Government’s announcement this afternoon on new climate change targets, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for the Climate Emergency, Wera Hobhouse MP, said: “The Conservative Government are already miles off track to achieve their pitiful net zero by 2050 targets and we are yet to see anything but bombast and bluster from Boris when it comes to actually taking the action necessary.

Wera Hobhouse

“These new targets are just another in a long line of announcements where the Tories are simply paying lip service to tackling the climate crisis.

“In the last few months they’ve scrapped the Green Homes Grant, that helped people cut emissions from their homes, and have cut incentives for buying new electric vehicles.

“Liberal Democrats believe the time for climate action is now. The Tories should be taking real action rather than gesture politics.”

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