UK net zero delay has left room for climate sceptics’ attacks, says Tory peer

UK net zero delay has left room for climate sceptics’ attacks, says Tory peer

Lord Deben says he is ‘pressing very hard’ to get details of strategy published as Cop26 approaches

Boris Johnson’s delay in publishing the net zero emissions strategy has left a space for climate sceptics to “complain, attack and undermine” on cost grounds, and other countries could do with seeing more “proper leadership” from the UK before Cop26, the government’s independent climate adviser has said.

Lord Deben, the Conservative peer and chair of the climate change committee, said critics of the net zero policy had been vocal in the public debate because “it hasn’t been put into context by the government”.

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