The UK’s committee on Thursday, June 25, released its progress report on climate change. The report is released annually, accessing how well the government has done in the previous years and what needs to be done better. This year’s report is significant as it advises the government on the ways to pursue a green economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The key points included the need for the government to seize the opportunity to stage green projects in the post pandemic time. Also, it suggested the government to “reskill” large number of workers under a green recovery project.
The report also suggested improving the energy efficiency of homes in order to meet its target of hitting net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Along with this, it advised for higher and more widespread use of carbon taxes. Adding further, the committee suggested ending the gas-guzzling cars which can be done earlier than expected.