The comments made by Ed Miliband, the Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on 24 September 2020.
Boris Johnson’s words are not matched by his deeds.
The UK is not on track to meet the fourth and fifth carbon budgets and we have not published our strengthened plans to cut carbon emissions, as we need to do as the hosts of COP26. Breakthroughs this week from China and the EU show other countries are getting on with the fight against climate change.
Meanwhile, we are still funnelling billions into overseas oil and gas projects, and our investment in a green recovery has been dwarfed by our European neighbours.
We should be blazing the trail with a Green New Deal, coordinating international diplomatic efforts in the run-up to COP, and leading by example by setting out plans for the world’s most ambitious green recovery – not kicking the can further down the road.