The Mayor of Greater Manchester remains committed to 2038 net zero target
- Friday, October 6, 2023
- Posted By The Growth Company
Mr Burnham admitted it is an ambitious target and more work needs to be done on multiple fronts. He announced his plans to build 30,000 truly affordable net zero homes for rent by 2038. In addition, he also promised to improve technical education as an alternative to university with the aim to bridge the skills gap for the transition from a fossil fuel-based economy to a green economy.
Last month, Rishi Sunak, the Prime Minister, announced the scrapping of several key green targets – including the ban on the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030, which has been widely considered by the public as a major backtracking in environmental protection. Burnham branded the government's U-turn on climate policy as “dangerous, defeatist, and divisive.”