The Conservatives’ climate change plans show they have tried but failed to reinvent net zero

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Anupama Sen, Head of Policy Engagement and Sam Fankhauser, Professor of Climate Economics and Policy, both from the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment write in The Conversation on the Conservatives’ approach to net zero.

The Conservative Party manifesto proposes a “pragmatic and proportionate approach to net zero” with Rishi Sunak, the prime minister, promising to put “security and your family finances ahead of unaffordable eco-zealotry.”

But a closer look at the proposals suggests that they are either poor (and eventually expensive) solutions for people and the climate, or suggest processes that are already in place through existing legislation.

Read more here.


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