"It was because of the overwhelming response and the need to accommodate that response with extra time that we had to approach the minister with the request for an extension," committee head Ron Wallace said in an interview Tuesday.
Despite lofty commitments by governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, they are still planning to extract huge amounts of energy from fossil fuels in the coming years, according to a new report from the United Nations.
'We've got to get everybody around the world to say — we will not be defeated by climate change, we will not be defeated by loss of biodiversity. We will defeat COVID, we will fight to prevent another pandemic.'
The Biden administration is working to salvage its credibility on climate change by shoring up key provisions in a troubled budget bill and flexing its muscle to show its ability to act without the help of Congress to cut emissions.
In an effort to recapture momentum, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a host of measures, including plans for a big expansion of electric vehicles, more offshore wind power and greater use of hydrogen.