REACTION: Oxfam response to the Climate Change Committee's progress report

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In response to the report by the Climate Change Committee (CCC) on the UK’s progress towards achieving Net Zero by 2050, Oxfam GB’s Climate Policy Advisor Lyndsay Walsh said:

“This should be an urgent wake-up call for the UK government. Every extra ton of CO2 produced now means more loss and damage for the 3.3 billion people living in places highly vulnerable to climate change.

“It’s no surprise the UK is on course to miss its own net zero targets. The government cannot continue to approve new oil and gas licenses and open new coal mines if it is to live up to its climate commitments.

“Crucially, it is not too late to act. The Government must commit to ending new fossil fuel projects, including the climate-wrecking Rosebank oil field, which MPs are debating the environmental impact of today, and invest in a fast and just transition to clean energy both at home and overseas.”


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Figure on number of people living in places highly vulnerable to climate change from the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

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