Welsh Conservatives respond to climate change targets

Commenting on the new carbon emissions targets set by the Welsh Government, Shadow Environment Secretary, Andrew RT Davies, has said:

“It’s vital that the Welsh Labour Government takes the general public with them when setting these important environmental targets, as we only need to glance across the English Channel to see that when politicians become disconnected from the electorate the consequences are hugely damaging.

“And it’s imperative that each and every administration in the United Kingdom plays its part in the fight against climate change and the regulations before the Assembly this afternoon go some way to satisfying this aim.

“But as the Assembly’s Climate Change Committee has highlighted, the Welsh Labour Government’s targets do fall short of the aims stated in the Paris Agreement, and this, alongside the ongoing implementation and measurement of these targets, remains a concern .”