Michael Gove: UK is ‘anxious, angry and determined to tackle climate change’

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster said the public, businesses and civil society are becoming more motivated to drive down emissions and noted the country could ‘this year see genuine success with regards to tackling climate change’

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Anxiety, anger and a nationwide determination to tackle climate change are rising to the fore in the UK ahead of COP26.

That's the suggestion from Michael Gove, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, who spoke at Green Alliance's 'Countdown to COP' event in London yesterday -  he said the public, businesses and civil society are becoming more motivated to drive down emissions and noted the country could "this year see genuine success with regards to tackling climate change".

He highlighted "a global shift politically about the scale of the challenge and the need to act", citing swelling grassroots political movements, the rapid growth of climate awareness and the increasingly evident effects of a "planet going through a profound change", such as Australian wildfires and extreme climate events across the UK.

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