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More steps in the wrong direction on net zero, at precisely the wrong time

This week's King's Speech has paved the way for a further weakening of climate policy in the UK by introducing a bill to support future oil and gas drilling in the North Sea. Esin Serin and Anna Valero explain how this approach endangers global efforts to keep the 1.5C target alive in the run-up to COP28 while also lacking environmental, economic and political logic at home.

Esin Serin and Anna Valero

8 November 2023

LSE British Politics and Policy

This work is published under POID and the CEP's Growth programme.

This publication comes under the following CEP theme: Clean growth