Glasgow South MP, Stewart McDonald, has criticised Prime Minister Rishi Sunak for significantly watering down the UK's net zero targets.
Sunak confirmed the UK would push back the deadline for selling new petrol and diesel cars and the phasing out of gas boilers, and also announced there would be no new taxes on eating meat or flying.
Stewart McDonald has told constituents:
"These decisions jeopardise our collective mission to combat the climate emergency and undermines the profound benefits that net zero brings to our economy and national security.
"Net zero is not merely an aspiration; it is a necessity driven by the urgency of the climate crisis. It is a powerful catalyst for job creation, a foundation for a robust and resilient economy, and a cornerstone of any national security strategy. To weaken our commitment to these targets is to turn away from prosperity and security.
"In Scotland, we stand steadfast in our dedication to achieving net zero emissions. The Scottish National Party, together with the Scottish Government, remains resolutely committed to this cause. We recognise that the path to net zero is not without challenges, but it is a path we must walk for the sake of our planet, our economy, and our national security.
"I urge the UK Government to reconsider this decision. The consequences of a weakened commitment to net zero are far-reaching and would be felt by generations to come."