Commenting on today’s Budget, IEMA CEO Sarah Mukherjee said:

‘The Chancellor recognises that when crises come, we need to be able to act - this is never more true as we face the challenge of the climate crisis. While we welcome the Chancellor’s commitment to put greening the economy at the heart of the COVID-19 recovery, aligning investment and the financial system towards environmental sustainability and our 2050 net zero target is critical as we build a sustainable future.

The incentives announced to encourage more apprenticeships and the investment stimulus provide an opportunity to embed green jobs throughout the economy, but in the longer term, we must address the advice the Climate Change Committee set out on the UK’s 6th carbon budget and the clean growth strategy needed to get us there, which needs to come together urgently ahead of COP26.’


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