'A new metric': Link GDP figures to emissions targets, EAC urges Chancellor

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'A new metric': Link GDP figures to emissions targets, EAC urges Chancellor

The Environmental Audit Committee has written to Rishi Sunak and National Statistician Sir Ian Diamond calling for the UK to adopt a more rounded definition of economic success

Estimates of greenhouse gas emissions should be published alongside GDP figures to make it clearer to policymakers and the public how economic growth and slashing emissions can be achieved together, the...

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