Guto Davies, head of policy at the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) and also the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC), responds to the series of announcements made by UK government on climate action.
Guto said: “ACE and EIC welcome the focus of the Government on providing more policy clarity and certainty to the infrastructure sector, particularly in light of Chris Skidmore MP’s earlier review of Net Zero.
“Today’s newly published strategy sets out some important steps to reach net zero by 2050 through clarifying finance, the UK’s role in international leadership and influence, strategic policy aims and the future direction of innovation and research.
“But there remain many unanswered questions. This has already been a lengthy process, so implementation is now crucial given our 2030 and 2050 targets.
“The team is looking at the detail in these documents to see whether they support long-term delivery of Net Zero. In the meantime, ACE and EIC look forward to working with the newly formed Department for Energy Security and Net Zero to take forward many of the actions set out today, including our own policy positions.”