IEMA Chief Policy Advisor Martin Baxter has responded to today's budget

“While IEMA welcomes the significant commitments announced in Budget 2020, questions remain over whether this reflects the urgency of tackling the climate and environmental emergency. Additional investments in flood resilience and R&D, a new ‘nature for climate fund’ and two new carbon capture and storage hubs will help to put sustainability at the heart of the UK’s economy. However, freezing fuel duty and the absence of measures to tackle energy efficiency in the home are missed opportunities to accelerate the transition to net zero.”