Britain "needs climate super-minister"

MPs warn climate efforts undermined by "confusing" framework as revised draft law is announced

The British government must appoint a powerful climate "super-minister" to drive its efforts to tackle climate change, a parliamentary committee said in a report published on Monday.

The environmental audit committee says the move is needed to counter the prospect that the UK will miss its climate targets (EED 09/03/07) and lose its reputation as a climate policy leader. The minister should have a seat in the cabinet and power to shape climate policies in other government departments, the committee said

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