Global experts question UK’s commitment to tackle climate crisis

Boris Johnson pledged to put environment at centre of post-Covid strategy, but report says funding needed is so far badly lacking

Boris Johnson’s government is investing only 12% of the funds needed to tackle the climate emergency and the growing threat to nature, according to a new report that will raise fresh international concerns about the UK’s commitment to the green agenda.

The study – released before an expected major speech on the environment by Johnson – says ministers need to commit £33bn each year of this parliament to green causes. So far only £4bn a year has been pledged.

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