On Air Wake up to Williams Chris Williams | 8:30AM - 9:30AM

'Government has chosen not to lead on the climate emergency'

Tynwald will debate a Climate and Environmental Emergency motion later today (21 May)

Hooper wants Tynwald to take 'robust stance' and adopt new target of 2035

An MHK says government's response to the climate emergency has been 'lacklustre' and shows it is 'not a big priority'.  

Lawrie Hooper believes the Chief Minister's aim of a carbon neutral Island by 2050 isn't ambitious enough.

The member for Ramsey is proposing the Isle of Man can fully reduce its carbon emissions by 2035 to coincide with the decommissioning of Pulrose Power Station.

Although he welcomes the emergency declaration, Mr Hooper says it also reveals how the Quayle administration hasn't took the issue seriously enough.

More from Isle of Man News