Peake amendment garners support
The treasury minister says discussions about the climate emergency are "a bit like Brexit".
Alf Cannan made the comments whilst speaking on the climate change issue for the first time in three years, during this afternoon’s Tynwald sitting.
Members so far have spoken largely in support of an amendment by Douglas North MHK Ralph Peake, which would see an independent, dedicated climate emergency team established to develop a climate action plan.
Treasury Minister Alfred Cannan:
However, the Speaker of the House of Keys has issued a rallying call to members, asking them to get behind Lawrie Hooper’s ‘ambitious’ amendment on climate change, and back a 2035 target for net-zero emissions.
Juan Watterson dismissed the alternative action plan from Ralph Peake arguing that establishing a specific target date was important:
The debate is continuing in Tynwald.