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Sunak’s weakening of climate targets ‘retrograde’, says former Tory minister

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🗞️ Driving the news: Claire O'Neill criticized UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak for weakening climate commitments, labeling it a political maneuver 
• She highlighted the delay of the ban on petrol and diesel vehicle sales from 2030 to 2035 as a setback for UK's climate ambition

🔭 The context: O'Neill, a former Conservative climate minister and now politically unaligned, emphasized the importance of cross-party consensus on climate policies 
• She expressed concerns that current actions are being driven by political motives rather than environmental urgency

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Weakening climate targets can hinder progress towards reducing global carbon emissions 
• This shift in policy could affect international perceptions of the UK's climate leadership and its commitment to achieving net zero emissions

⏭️ What's next: The political and business landscape in the UK may experience increased uncertainty 
• This could impact the country's ability to attract green investments and technological advancements in sectors like hydrogen production

💬 One quote: "If I did anything right in my time, it was to build cross-party consensus," (Claire O'Neill, contributor)

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