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Statement on Climate Change Committee saying UK no longer a world leader

Following the statement from the Climate Change Committee that the UK is no longer a world leader, Shruti Agarwal, Senior Adviser on Climate Change and Sustainable Economies at Save the Children, said:

"It's extremely disappointing to see that the UK's global leadership on tackling the climate crisis is crumbling. 

“Last week, the Prime Minister chose not to join other world leaders in Paris where important conversations around a fairer climate finance system were held. This week, we can see the UK is falling short on climate targets on nearly every front. 

“We need the UK government to step up its climate action both for children here in the UK and around the world. They can do this by accelerating decarbonisation efforts in the UK and boosting international climate finance to meet their fair share.

“We’ve already seen that climate anxiety is rising in children in the UK, with 70% worried about the world they will inherit – today’s report only confirms they are right to be concerned."