Tackling climate change is no easy feat. But I firmly believe that the way to achieve real, long-term change is not by gluing yourself to buildings or by disrupting people’s lives, as some activists choose to do. There are ways to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions whilst growing our economy - and in doing so benefit everyone in the short, as well as long term.
This week in Parliament I was delighted to speak at the launch of the Climate Assembly UK’s report, The Path to Net Zero. The report is the result of five months of discussion by selected members of the public on how they think the UK should tackle climate change.
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On 23 March the Government announced lockdown measures and required certain businesses and venues to close. Our message to workers was that if you can work from home, you should work from home. And millions did.
Right now, people across the UK are making sacrifices. Staying at home to protect our NHS and save lives. It is challenging, but we need to keep going. Working together to defeat Coronavirus, the invisible enemy. And, in the long-term, one of the ways we can defeat this virus will be to find a vaccine.
I frequently receive emails and letters from constituents concerned about the impact of climate change, which is a totemic issue facing the world. When I was appointed Business Secretary four weeks ago, I was also given ministerial responsibility for organising COP26 which is the United Nations Climate Change Conference taking place in the UK in November.
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