IEMA Reacts to Chancellor’s Spending Statement
Commenting on the Chancellor’s spending statement, Martin Baxter, the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)’s Chief Policy Advisor, said:
“We welcome the Chancellor’s allocation of additional funding for tackling air pollution, biodiversity loss and climate change. However, it is essential that comprehensive policies and plans are put in place to deliver the net-zero 2050 carbon target and to establish a framework of environmental governance through the Environment Bill as part of the transition to a sustainable economy. These are needed to give confidence for private sector investment in improvements.”
“At a time when public concern about climate change is at a record level, reducing carbon emissions and enhancing climate resilience needs to be integrated into all Government spending decisions.”
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