24 June 2021
Rain Newton-Smith, CBI Chief Economist, said:
“The Committee’s report rightly demands that the UK’s net-zero ambitions are matched by world-leading action. The climate crisis is worsening and currently we’re way off track. Gaps in the policy landscape must be filled with urgency.
“With all eyes on the UK for COP26, it’s important the UK steps up and shows leadership - we can only inspire global action through domestic progress. That means delivering a plan to drive forward the UK’s net zero transition and unlock fresh investment.
“The Government has outlined its ten-point plan to net-zero and the CBI have filled in the details in order to deliver on this. We’re urging support to homeowners and landlords to retrofit millions of buildings to increase energy efficiency, leverage our strength in green technologies, and speed up plans to roll out charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.
“Together, business and Government can build a legacy founded on green jobs, sustainable growth, and a more resilient, competitive net zero future for every community across the country.”