El primer ministro Sunak del RU anuncia marcha atrás en importantes objetivos ambientales
September 21, 2023 - El RU diluirá sus políticas encaminadas al logro del cero neto de emisiones de carbono para 2050 y perseguirá un enfoque “pragmático” para alcanzar el objetivo, ha anunciado el primer ministro Rishi Sunak.
Framing the changes as “pragmatic and proportionate”, the prime minister has unpicked several of Boris Johnson's key policies, many of them launched when Sunak was serving as chancellor.
The prime minister pushed back a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030 to 2035 in a delay that is strongly opposed by some carmakers.
Sunak also announced an easing of energy efficiency targets for rental properties and backtracked on plans to make homeowners replace gas boilers with heat pumps.
The move comes amid growing concern over the potential financial cost of the government’s net zero pledge.
Sunak’s rethink has prompted fierce criticism from opposition lawmakers, environmental campaigners, car industry and some Conservative MPs.