RISHI Sunak is due to give a speech on Wednesday afternoon as the Prime Minister sets out changes to the UK Government's net zero commitments. 

The speech follows a surprise cabinet meeting between the PM and government ministers.

Sunak is expected to announce the weakening of green policies in a move that has been criticised across the political spectrum. 

It has been reported that the PM will announce the dropping of the mandate for landlords to ensure properties meet a minimum energy efficiency standard. 

The National: Rishi Sunak is expected to announce net zero changes at 4:30pm (Dan Kitwood/PA Wire)Rishi Sunak is expected to announce net zero changes at 4:30pm (Dan Kitwood/PA Wire) (Image: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire)

He is also expected to water down targets to phase out gas boilers in favour of electric ones and is likely to pledge not to introduce new taxes on those using planes, according to Sky News.

When is Rishi Sunak giving a speech on the government's green policy changes?

Rishi Sunak is expected to give a speech at around 4:30pm today (Wednesday, September 20).

The speech has been confirmed by Downing Street and will see the PM set out a major shift in his approach to tackling climate change.

How to watch Rishi Sunak's net zero speech as changes outlined

The speech is expected to be available to watch on BBC News and BBC iPlayer through the broadcaster's rolling coverage.

Sky News is also running rolling coverage of the policy changes and is expected to show the Downing Street speech.