This election is our last chance to tackle the climate and environment emergency.
I want us to take action to save the planet for my daughter and the next generations. we have a duty to them. We cannot let them down. We must not let them down.
I am proud that Labour is putting the green agenda and addressing the climate emergency at the heart of our manifesto and all our policies for reform, fairness and social justice.
There is choice at this election. We can shut our eyes, cross our fingers and entrust our fate to a system that has already driven our planet to the brink of catastrophe. Or we can do everything possible to tackle the biggest threat we face.
That means taking on the big polluters who profit from the current system.
Labour will aim for carbon neutrality by 2030. We will do this by bringing our carbon emissions down to net zero won’t happen by itself. It will only be possible with massive public investment in renewable energy and green technology.
A Labour government will bring about a Green Industrial Revolution creating a million new, skilled, green jobs. One million jobs; from building wind turbines, to insulating homes, from reforesting the Great British countryside, to manufacturing new electric vehicles. Some of these jobs will be local. Home insulation support will be available to local homeowners and all social housing insulation will be paid for and installed through the local authority or housing associations.
Labour’s Green Industrial Revolution will benefit working class people with more rewarding, well-paid jobs, cheaper energy bills and new opportunities in parts of our country that have been held back for too long. Too often people are made to feel like the cost of saving the planet falls on them while the wealthy can fly about in private jets and heat their empty mansions.
Retailers and producers must be stopped from using wasteful wrapping. Recycling must be extended. Labour will encourage and when necessary regulate to ensure that these happen.
We have to protect our natural world and creating the conditions for it to flourish.