For immediate release
CIWM signs joint letter calling for the new Prime Minister to maintain the UK’s commitment to delivering its net-zero by 2050 target
- The ongoing cost of living crisis and current heatwave have highlighted the acute risks if the UK Government does not prioritise action to combat climate change and build a green economy’
- 14 professional bodies have put forward their united call for the UK’s new Prime Minister to commit to delivering the net zero transition.
- Delivering the Net Zero Strategy could create hundreds of thousands of jobs, and prevent the next crisis from hitting families and communities hard.
CIWM has joined 13 other leading members of the Professional Bodies Action Charter in signing a joint letter
calling for the new Prime Minister to maintain the UK’s commitment to delivering its net-zero by 2050 and adaptation targets.
The Professional Bodies Climate Action Charter represents 14 million professional members globally across a wide range of sectors from science and engineering, law, health, construction and the built environment, and finance and insurance.
In this cost of living and energy crisis, a managed transition to net zero by 2050 is the best way to shield UK citizens from future price shocks, create homes that are warm and cheap to heat, and unlock private investment at scale for the sustainable markets of tomorrow. Continued government commitment is essential for successful delivery.
Net zero is one of the biggest investment opportunities the UK has ever seen. The Net Zero Strategy is expected to create over 440,000 well-paying jobs and unlock £90 billion in private investment by 2030.
The new Prime Minister must clearly commit to delivering the transition to unlock these opportunities nationwide.
“The waste and resource management sector has a vital role to play in enabling the UK to meet its net zero commitment by 2050. Last year CIWM set out its own ambition to become a net zero organisation and we will soon be launching a sector-wide strategy that will support our members on their journey towards Net Zero.” Sarah Poulter, CEO, CIWM.