UK risks missing net zero target in Covid-19 recovery, Labour warns

The Guardian | Jul 3, 2020 at 8:00 AM
  • The chancellor of the exchequer must lay out urgent plans to realign government spending with the target to cut carbon emissions to net zero, or risk missing the target and fuelling high carbon emissions for years to come, Labour has urged.
  • The warning comes as the Treasury prepares key policy announcements on the UK’s recovery from the coronavirus recession.
  • The Liberal Democrats are also pushing for the government to ensure its spending plans lead to a green recovery, after Johnson’s “new deal” announcement held little new policy on cutting emissions.