Rishi Sunak urged to end hostility to green spending or miss net zero target

Rishi Sunak urged to end hostility to green spending or miss net zero target

Treasury review will help determine whether UK meets climate goals, and experts say radical change is required

The UK chancellor, Rishi Sunak, must radically overhaul the Treasury’s response to the climate crisis, reforming the department’s longstanding hostility to green spending and resetting its priorities, experts said.

The Treasury is poised to introduce its long-awaited review of the government’s net zero strategy, and its recommendations will help determine whether the UK meets stringent targets on greenhouse gas emissions in the next 15 years.

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