• Luke presses the government to turn its grand promises into action
  • Luke emphasizes the need for world-leading policy ahead of Glasgow climate conference
  • Luke provides recommendations on water conservation, tree planting, air quality chemical regulations and more

During the second reading of the Environment Bill, Luke pointed out that the bill resembles draft legislation instead of the world-leading standard the government claims it to be. Luke committed to working with the government to create a gold standard through greater scrutiny and ambition.

Luke said:

“Labour will be a critical friend to ministers during this process. We will not be opposing the bill today, but in that spirit, we hope that ministers will look seriously at adopting the measures we will put forward to improve this bill and strengthen it.”

Looking ahead to the COP26 Glasgow event later this year, Luke believes this bill must send a message to the world that the UK is serious about the climate crisis. This requires a comprehensive and revitalized approach. Today, Luke discussed chemical regulations, the ecological emergency, extreme weather planning, water conservation, air quality, and tree planting. To view Luke’s full speech, click here.

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