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Environment Agency head makes key speech on climate change

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Environment Agency Chief Executive James Bevan

Climate Change Emergency was the subject of a speech given by Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency, today at the Whitehall and Industry Group.

In the speech he argued that climate change is simply the biggest issue there is: the biggest threat out there to our economy, environment, health, way of life, and our future.

However he believes there is good news, it doesn’t have to be like this. Most of the UK’s emissions come from the way we produce and consume energy – from heating our buildings, driving our cars, manufacturing goods, watching our TVs or boiling our kettles. We can therefore tackle climate change successfully, he argues, if we act together now and radically change the way we live.

By lowering our emissions, becoming more energy efficient and switching to renewable or low-carbon fuels then we can build a thriving economy, vibrant communities, and a more resilient world.

You can read James Bevan's speech here. 

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