In setting out the next steps in the process and articulating a vision for the future, it is vital that the new Government seizes the opportunity to establish a long-term framework for the environment and provide policy-certainty to support investment as we transition the UK economy to net-zero carbon emissions.
Commenting on Boris Johnson’s success in the Conservative Party leadership election, Martin Baxter IEMA’s Chief Policy Advisor said:
“The new leader has an opportunity to put sustainability at the heart of the UK’s economic model.An economy that is fit for the future requires a long-term policy framework to deliver on the challenges of climate change and environmental degradation - unlocking investment to support our future prosperity.
We look forward to working with the new Government to build on work already underway on an ambitious new Environment Act, and to supporting the delivery of the UK’s 2050 net-zero carbon target.”
To take advantage of the opportunities arising from the transition to a sustainable economy, businesses need a workforce that has the necessary skills and capabilities.
Baxter added: “Our education and vocational skills systems need to fully embed sustainability if we’re to address the UK’s productivity gap and deliver the UK’s net-zero target In schools and colleges – in apprenticeships and degrees – sustainability needs to be embedded in the curriculum, standards and qualifications to equip people with the skills to create a sustainable future”.
Posted on 23rd July 2019
IEMA reacts to IPCC report: AR6 Climate Change 2021
- 9th August 2021
IEMA reacts to CCC Progress report to Parliament
- 24th June 2021
IEMA reacts to Climate Change Committee Report
- 15th June 2021
IEMA Reacts to Queen’s Speech
- 11th May 2021
Enhancing Scotland’s EIA Community - Scotland’s EIA Conference 2021 moves online
- 22nd April 2021
IEMA launches senior management briefing on how organisations can benefit from effective environmental auditing
- 29th March 2021