Friday 14 May 2021 / 2:45 PM Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband comments on Alok Sharma’s speech ahead of COP26

Ed Miliband MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, commenting on COP President Alok Sharma’s speech today ahead of COP26, said: 

“We are in complete agreement that countries around the world must back up their climate targets with policies that match the scale of the emergency. But the COP President should have a word with Boris Johnson and his Ministers to ensure they’ve got that message.  

“Because despite this Government’s rhetoric, it is failing to tackle the climate crisis at anywhere near the pace and scale needed.  

“The UK is way off track to meet its targets with the Government having failed to bring forward a major green stimulus, abandoned its flagship green home insulation scheme, flirted with a new coal mine, and failed to provide the support needed to help crucial manufacturing industries decarbonise.”