What's Going On Here?
People expecting major action on climate change were left disappointed by this year’s Budget.
Philip Hammond announced a new tax on plastic packaging containing less than 30% recycled plastic, but failed to make a single mention of climate change during his speech to the House of Commons on Monday.
What Does This Mean?
The chancellor may have given a nod to environmental issues with his plastic tax and promise to spend £60m planting trees (which is huge), but this seems like a token gesture when compared with a £30bn pledge for roads.
Caroline Lucas, former leader of the Green Party and MP for Brighton Pavilion tweeted: