Hello #Plymouth – We need urgent action on the climate emergency. As a Shadow Environment Minister, I was part of the team that pushed Parliament to be the very first to declare a climate emergency. Labour has a plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, that will create thousands of good, green jobs and achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030.
Posted by Luke Pollard on Thursday, December 5, 2019
Climate change is real. And we need urgent and swift action to cut carbon emissions and protect fragile habitats.
Global temperatures are breaking records year on year, sea levels are rising to unprecedented levels, species are being lost, and biodiversity is at risk. The need to act is no longer over the horizon; we are hurtling towards a point of no return. The climate emergency needs to be the centre of political debate.
Luke has been one of the most vocal voices in Parliament for the need to take urgent action on climate change. Luke was instrumental in Parliament declaring a climate emergency. Luke took the motion passed by Plymouth City Council supported by the young people who protested outside his office to Westminster and along with colleagues they pressured the Government, and after three unsuccessful attempts, the Government realised they could no longer avoid it and through gritted teeth allowed Labour’s motion declaring a climate emergency to pass.
Luke Pollard seeking re-election as MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport said:
“Climate change is real. It was because of the young people of Plymouth that this Parliament became the first national Parliament in the world to declare a climate emergency.
We need faster, swifter, and bolder action to transform our economy because the climate emergency can’t wait for targets way in the future. This is why I support the de-carbonisation of our economy; this is why support the Green Industrial Revolution that will create thousands of good, green jobs and achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030. And that is why I support action on plastic pollution.
You have an opportunity to vote next week on a government that will take action on the climate emergency seriously. On Thursday, December 12, vote Labour, vote Luke.”
To see more of Labour’s transformational green policies, click here.