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Rishi Sunak’s climate speech – Friends of the Earth comment

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Commenting on Rishi Sunak’s speech at the climate summit in Dubai, Friends of the Earth’s international climate campaigner, Rachel Kennerley, who is attending the climate talks in Dubai, said:

“Rishi Sunak’s call for tougher action on climate change is completely undermined by his decision to row back on key green policies and vow to “max out” North Sea gas and oil.

“Instead of eroding business confidence and the UK’s international climate credibility, the prime minister should be championing the acceleration to a green economy. This will bring enormous benefits such as new jobs and business opportunities, lower bills and a boost in energy security.

“A new UK climate action plan is urgently needed to help develop the nation’s huge renewable energy potential, insulate our heat-leaking homes and ensure that this country’s off-track climate targets are not only met, but exceeded.”

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Contact: Friends of the Earth press office: 020 7566 1649 or media@foe.co.uk

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