COVID-19 recovery must be climate resilient – LCCP letter to the Chancellor

Posted on 3/08/20 by Kristen Guida

LCCP Chair Louise Pryor and Deputy Chair Bob Ward urged Chancellor Rishi Sunak to ensure that the Government’s economic recovery package includes investments to improve the UK’s resilience to the inevitable impacts of climate change.

“Even if the world is successful in implementing the Paris Agreement, reaching global
net zero emissions in the second half of this century, we still face many decades more of warming and associated impacts due to past and ongoing emissions. The economic recovery could undermine the UK’s long-term prosperity and well-being if investment fails to consider climate change and thus locks in vulnerability to its impacts.”

Read the letter here.