The environment is the bedrock of our economy, our security and our wellbeing. It is not something separate from ourselves; it is the food we eat and the place we live. But from forest fires in the Arctic Circle and rapidly declining insect and bird populations across Europe, to deadly heat waves and polluted air in British cities, it is clear that our current economic model is threatening the foundations on which human wellbeing depends.
This pamphlet is not the last word on Labour’s offer on the environment. We commit to revising this document as new science, new technologies and new thinking emerges, and as Labour prepares for government.
In response to the Committee on Climate Change’s report, which calls for a cut to greenhouse gases to zero by 2050, Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Labour’s Shadow Energy Secretary, commented:
“The day after Labour pushed Parliament to acknowledge the environment and climate emergency, there could be no better timing for the publication of this landmark report.
“Labour has committed to achieving net zero emissions before 2050 through a Green Industrial Revolution, working with the Committee on Climate Change to developing a pathway to get there. We will study the CCC’s recommendations accordingly.
“Beyond the technical aspects of the report, I particularly welcome the CCC’s recommendation that the costs of the low carbon transition must be fair and be perceived to be fair – with vulnerable workers and members of the public protected.” Click on the images below to download the reports.
Net Zero – The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming
Net Zero Technical report