Johnson departure would not derail net zero drive

Boris Johnson’s departure from 10 Downing Street would not derail the government’s net zero emissions drive because support for the policy is too deeply rooted amongst businesses and the UK’s international partners, a Conservative environmental campaigner has claimed. Jack Richardson, senior climate programmes manager at the Conservative Environment Network, said although there is “definitely” some risk of a new leader dropping support for net zero, this would mean going up against “all those companies that are now investing in transition plans”.

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