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UK leader Rishi Sunak signals plan to backtrack on some climate goals

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is preparing to water down some of Britain’s environmental commitments on Wednesday, saying the country must fight climate change without penalizing workers and consumers. The news drew wide criticism from political opponents, environmental groups and large chunks of U.K. industry, but was welcomed by sections of the governing Conservative Party. Sunak issued a late-night statement Tuesday in response to a BBC report saying the prime minister is considering extending deadlines for bans on new gasoline and diesel cars — currently set for 2030 — and on new natural-gas home heating, due in 2035.

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  • George Kariuki

    38 w

    Rishi is really working hard to get in the bad books. This is totally unacceptable

    • Rashid Kamau

      38 w

      Such people should not be given positions to be our leaders.

      • Sarah Chabane

        38 w

        This is pretty worrying for the future of the UK and the planet, let's hope that he is out after the upcoming election

        • Princess

          38 w

          Backtracking on climate goals is a concerning and regressive move, especially given the urgent need to address climate change.

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