Net zero: Lords debates behaviour change
17 September 2021
The House of Lords debated the role of behaviour change in helping
the UK to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, on Thursday 16 September.
Baroness Blackstone (Labour), former Minister for Education, put forward the debate.
Members debated the role of behaviour change in reaching net zero, as set out in the Climate Change Committee's report 'Reducing UK emissions: 2020 Progress Report to Parliament', and the case for a public engagement strategy to facilitate this.
This was a general debate. During debates, members put their experience to good use to discuss current issues and draw the government's attention to concerns.
Members speaking included:
- Lord Browne of Ladyton (Labour), Director of Clean Growth Leadership Network which promotes sustainable economic growth and former Defence Secretary
- Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb (Green), former Green Transport Adviser to the Mayor of London
- Baroness McIntosh of Pickering (Conservative), former Shadow Minister for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
- Baroness Sheehan (Liberal Democrat), Liberal Democrats House of Lords spokesperson for International Development.
Lord Callanan (Conservative), Minister for Business, Energy, and Corporate Responsibility, responded on behalf of the government.
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