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Net Zero should not come at the expense of workers

Net Zero should not come at the expense of workers

Prospect responds to the Committee on Climate Change report calling for the UK to have Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050.



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Sue Ferns, Prospect’s senior deputy general secretary, said:

“This comprehensive report should be welcomed by everyone who understands the scale of the challenge posed by climate change and the need for urgent action to avert environmental breakdown.

“There is no route to Net Zero without a significant increase in nuclear power alongside renewables and the report should act as a challenge to the government to get their flagging new nuclear programme back up and running.

“Net Zero should not come at the expense of workers and we welcome the focus in the report on securing a Just Transition for workers and others who will be affected by the drive for Net Zero. It is time for the government to get real and set out a comprehensive strategy for delivering on these ambitions and secure our environment in a fair and sustainable way.”