Economic Situation: Environment Protection

Treasury written question – answered on 14th January 2022.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the state of the economy in respect to the environmental impact of businesses and individuals.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately The Exchequer Secretary

Since 1990 the UK has reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 44%, while growing our economy by over 75%.

The Net Zero Strategy sets out our long-term plan to end the UK’s domestic contribution to man-made climate change by 2050. However, the government recognises that sustainable economic growth goes further than tackling climate change.

Our response to the Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity recognises that nature sustains our economies, livelihoods and well-being, and commits to a nature positive future in which we leave the environment in a better condition than we found it. The world leading Environment Act 2021 supports this ambition.

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