Is the government ready to lead the fight against the climate crisis?

Is the government ready to lead the fight against the climate crisis?

Later this year, the government will host COP26 in Glasgow – possibly one of the last opportunities for the world to avert global climate catastrophe. Guardian environment journalist Fiona Harvey examines whether the UK government is equipped to lead the world in the crisis


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Rachel Humphreys talks to Guardian environment journalist Fiona Harvey about the government’s latest budget, which dedicated just two minutes to environmental spending. The government has disappointed green experts by freezing fuel duty and reduced funding for home insulation, while investing in roads and supporting a new coal mine, which has attracted both national and international criticism.

The world’s eyes are focused on the UK’s environmental plans because in November it is hosting the Cop26 talks, which are seen as possibly the last chance to curb global heating. “There are no excuses left. There is no vaccine for the climate,” Fiona tells Rachel.

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