Government urged to support a sustainable, zero-carbon economy

IEMA teamed up with leading businesses and investors in July to urge the government to raise ambition to tackle climate change and show leadership towards a sustainable economy.

Zero carbon economy

In a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, co-ordinated by the Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, signatories including IEMA called on the UK government to demonstrate leadership on climate change in order to drive jobs, sustainable growth, and investment, and remain competitive with other major economies.

“Enhancing environmental and sustainability skills is an essential investment to secure the full social and economic benefits from transitioning to low-carbon and climate-resilient economies,” said Tim Balcon, IEMA chief executive, on the day the letter was published, “IEMA is committed to developing skills, collaborating across key sectors, and supporting the delivery and ambition of the Paris Agreement”.

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