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Sunak under fire for ‘inexplicable’ failure to appoint new climate committee chief

Rishi Sunak has come under fierce attack from UK climate experts for the Conservative government’s failure over the past 18 months to appoint a new chair of the independent committee that advises ministers on emissions targets. In a letter to the prime minister leaked to the Observer, the UK’s leading organisation working on the economic effects of global warming condemned the “excessive delay” in finding a replacement to the previous chair, Lord Deben. Bob Ward, the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change’s head of policy, warned Sunak that the delay is harming efforts to control carbon emissions and damaging the UK’s reputation as a climate change leader. “Given that the recruitment of the new chair began 18 months ago it is inexplicable that the appointment has still not been announced,” wrote Ward. The work of the committee is at a “critical stage”, he added. “It is not helpful that it does not yet have a new chair as it carries out this work.” https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/dec/30/sunak-under-fire-failure-appoint-climate-committee-chief

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  • Edwin wangombe

    15 w

    this guy is incompetent and bad news for the UK

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    • winnie nguru

      15 w

      @edwin_wangombe he should step down and pave way for the right person to take up this role

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    • George Kariuki

      15 w

      This is a worrying sign for the UK's climate leadership.

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      • walter lungayi

        15 w

        This failure could impact the UK's ability to effectively tackle emissions targets and address climate change. Climate action is crucial, and leadership in this sector is essential.

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        • Ann Nyambura

          15 w

          The delay may lead to skepticism among the public about the government's dedication to addressing climate change, potentially affecting public engagement in climate initiatives.

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          • Elizabeth Gathigia

            15 w

            He's never committed when it comes to matters of climate change

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          • Joseph Githinji

            15 w

            This irresponsive behaviour in dealing with climate issues is detrimental. UK's Prime Minister must prioritise climate action.

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            • Jane Wangui

              15 w

              @joseph_githinji I agree.For a better tomorrow.

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            • Princess

              15 w

              This is inexplicable and raises concerns about his commitment to addressing urgent climate issues.

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              • Joseph Githinji

                15 w

                @princess_nel_268 sad to see him delay on matters climate action when we all know that, climate crisis is gradually getting worse day by day.

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              • johnte ndeto

                16 w

                Rishi has always been reluctant and indecisive towards making serious decisions on climate matters

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                • Princess

                  15 w

                  @johnte_ndeto Effective climate action requires decisive leadership, and the perceived hesitancy raises questions about his commitment to addressing the pressing environmental challenges.

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                  • Joseph Githinji

                    15 w

                    @johnte_ndeto such actions will slow climate action efforts and must stop now. Leaders has to take climate crisis challenges by the horns.

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                    • Jane Wangui

                      15 w

                      @johnte_ndeto we need to make decisions ASAP so that they can make future arrangements sooner.

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                    • jamie lockwood

                      16 w

                      Remove them

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