UK: "Environment Agency Chief Hits Out At Greenwashing By Businesses"

"‘Deception’ gives false impression firms are addressing climate crisis, says Emma Howard Boyd"

"Widespread greenwashing by businesses is compromising efforts to prepare for climate impacts such as floods and heatwaves, the chair of the Environment Agency will say in a speech on Monday.

Emma Howard Boyd, addressing the UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment Annual Forum, will warn businesses are embedding liability and storing up risk for their investors by giving the false impression they are addressing the climate crisis.

The danger is, she says, that people “won’t realise this deception until it is too late”.

Howard Boyd addresses concerns over greenwashing after the climate change committee said last week in its annual progress report that the government was failing to enact the policies needed to reach the UK’s net zero targets."

Sandra Laville reports for the Guardian July 4, 2022.

Source: Guardian, 07/05/2022