Autumn Budget 2021 - enough to tackle climate change?

The 'Sinking House' by Pulteney Bridge, Bath on the River Avon (created by Stride Treglown with Format Engineers, and artist Anna Gillespie and Fifield Moss Carpentry)

Future Cities Forum has been taking a look at the Autumn Budget 2021, with reference to our contributors' views on tackling climate change while creating sustainable development and greener infrastructure.

The IPA who led our 'Net Zero Cities' forum last week, talked of the need for a greener, place-based approach to infrastructure, while architects Stride Treglown spoke of the current tension around the need to build new homes and safe-guarding the green belt with the struggle to lower energy use in buildings.

There has been criticism from the Green Party about the Chancellor's stance on tackling climate change in the Autumn Budget 2021, after he announced that there would be a lower rate of Air Passenger Duty from April 2023 on flights between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.