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‘UK less ambitious on climate than before’ says watchdog


The head of a government climate change watchdog has told the BBC that Downing Street has sent a message to the rest of the world that “the UK is less ambitious on climate than it once was”.

Speaking exclusively to Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg, Chris Stark, head of the Climate Change Committee (CCC), said the prime minister had “clearly not” prioritised the issue as much as his predecessors.

The CCC is a statutory body that gives independent advice to ministers and assesses progress on targets.

A government spokesperson said: “Our record on net zero speaks for itself.”

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