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Climate change policies not harming UK’s competitiveness, study finds

Climate change policies not harming UK’s competitiveness, study finds


 

The Committee on Climate Change’s proposed Fifth Carbon Budget would not harm the UK’s competitiveness and could help to deliver long-term economic growth, an academic study has found. The report was published on Tuesday 10 May by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. It said that, although the UK had one of the most ambitious plans to reduce national greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, many of its international competitors had also committed to strong cuts. It added: “Climate change policies can increase the competitiveness of the UK in the long term by encouraging greater innovation and efficiency.”

 

Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment