A cross-party group of MPs has relaunched its inquiry into the decarbonisation of the UK economy and green finance.
As part of the relaunched inquiry, the treasury select committee said it will also be looking for evidence on how and whether the UK’s response to coronavirus should take the government’s net zero carbon emissions by 2050 target into account.
‘The committee has received a great deal of evidence since launching this inquiry over a year ago. But with the impact on the economy of coronavirus, clearly much has changed,’ said committee chair, Mel Stride.
‘The Climate Assembly’s report published last month said that post-lockdown steps to aid economic recovery should drive progress to achieve net zero.
‘So now is the time to ask whether the government can seize the opportunity presented by the crisis to further green the economy to achieve net zero by 2050,’ added the chair.
‘Whether the level of HMT support should depend on how much companies pollute, or if it should directly fund green infrastructure, are some of the issues that we would like evidence on.’
This inquiry will cover:
Some of the key questions the committee will consider in this inquiry include:
More information on the inquiry is available from the committee’s website.
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