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Environment Minister Zac Goldsmith has urged Conservative MPs to back the government’s net zero carbon target following the publication of the UN report on climate change.
Lord Goldsmith has said today’s report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) “makes appalling reading”.
Its release comes less than three months before a key global climate summit in Glasgow known as COP26.
But a small group of rebel Tory MPs, led by Craig McKinlay, say they fear the costs of tackling climate change will harm poor families.
The environment minister told the BBC the IPCC report “adds to the