Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s recent U-turn on the UK’s net zero pledge sparked headlines across the media, with a range of voices across politics, business and climate groups reacting to the controversial policy switch.

Cision Insights’ UK Government Net Zero Policy Report gathered reaction from traditional and social media in the seven days after Sunak’s initial announcement. Some of the findings include:

  • The reaction from prominent political voices and influencers, including Labour leader Keir Starmer, former Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Shadow Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero Ed Miliband
  • The backlash from the auto industry, led by Ford UK chair Lisa Brankin, after delaying the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars until 2035
  • How prominent climate groups were highlighted in coverage, with the Climate Change Committee taking the lead thanks to CEO Chris Stark’s statement

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