Graham Gordon, CAFOD’s Head of Public Policy, said:
“The world is being failed by its leaders. The UK Prime Minister said he is committed to limiting rising temperatures to 1.5 degrees and announced financial support for adaptation and loss and damage.
“Yet within 24 hours it emerges we will potentially be spending billions on importing gas from the USA. This completely undermines efforts to tackle climate change and will deliberately contribute to the worsening of the climate crisis.
“Energy security cannot be achieved by relentlessly pursuing fossil fuels. We need significant investment in renewable energy at home and overseas – so nations have control over their own energy. Until the government realises this reality, the climate crisis will continue to devastate lives and the energy system in this country will continue to be broken.”