Prime Minister Gives Climate Change Role To Greg Hands

Chelsea and Fulham MP appointed in the recent reshuffle

Greg Hands is pleased with his new job
Greg Hands is pleased with his new job

Greg Hands has been given a new job in the latest government reshuffle.

The Chelsea and Fulham MP is leaving his role in the Department of Trade, which he has held since early 2020, to work under Kwasi Kwarteng in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy as the Minister for Energy and Climate Change.

It is widely seen in Westminster as a promotion as it will be a high profile job with the COP26 conference on climate change approaching. Energy is also a key policy area due to the challenges presented by rising prices.

Mr Hands said on social media after his appointment, “Trade was a great role, but so is Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

“Energy, clean growth and climate change - some of the biggest challenges and opportunities for the Government as we approach #COP26.”

He replaces Anne-Marie Trevelyan, who has been appointed Secretary of State for International Trade.

Mr Hands is not a climate change sceptic but believes that economic growth is not incompatible with a reduction in emissions.

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September 20, 2021