Government publishes response to “Climate change: the citizen’s agenda”

The Government has published its response to the EFRA Select Committee’s report, “Climate change: the citizen’s agenda.” Since the launch of the Inquiry in June 2005, the Select Committee has examined the actions which individuals can take in their everyday lives to combat climate change.

The Select Committee has expressed disappointment at the Government’s response to the Inquiry and has stated that it will call the Secretary of State for the Environment, Hilary Benn, to question him on the Government position. The Committee will reiterate their view that there is a worrying lack of both engagement with the public over climate change and policies to encourage a change in behaviour to help tackle CO2 emissions.