In response to Chris Skidmore MP's, net zero review, Mission Zero, Chris Richards, director of policy, Institution of Civil Engineers said:
"It is extremely encouraging to see today's net zero review describe infrastructure as 'the key that will unlock net zero.'
"We could not agree more that infrastructure has a vital role to play in reaching our climate goals, and the report's recommendations align with the ICE's position that economic levelling up ambitions and net zero targets should be linked. You can't succeed at one while ignoring the other.
"However, in the current economic crisis the government needs to make it easier for people to make greener choices across key areas like improving home energy efficiency and access to reliable public transport.
"Additional place-based initiatives and funding will be instrumental in empowering people to make the lasting behavioral changes needed.
"We urge the government to accept the recommendations in this net zero review and to implement them as soon as possible - there is no time to waste."
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