Luke Pollard MP Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport
- Luke spoke at a debate in Westminster Hall about reaching Net-Zero emissions
- Climate change is a real threat, and the declared climate emergency needs to be taken seriously to protect our children and future generations
- People are upset at the current state of our climate action, as shown by the Extinction Rebellion, and more urgent responses need to be held
- Labour has pledged to reach Net-zero emissions in Plymouth and across the UK by 2030
Last week, Luke took part in a debate held in Westminster Hall about reaching our climate goals, specifically on reaching national Net-Zero emissions. The only way we will reach this goal is by taking ambitious actions. However, our current climate actions are not enough to reach our commitments, both Labour’s 2030 Net-Zero plan and the government’s 2050 plan as well.
We need radical change in order to reach to stop the climate emergency, and the Government has not shown a willingness to do what is necessary to stop it.
Luke agrees that the Government needs to do more, saying:
“Climate change is real and the climate emergency that Parliament has declared means we must do things differently… we need bold and determined action and that means being more ambitious and swifter in our action and more honest … with the people about what massive changes to the way we live, work, travel, and consume will be required”