Monday, December 9, 2019

Labour 'beats other parties on climate change'

If you’re truly interested in climate change you should know that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has said we need to cut global emissions in half by 2030 to have a chance of keeping global heating within safe limits – that means acting now, and acting decisively.

Friends of the Earth have analysed all of the Party manifestos, and concluded that Labour has the strongest policies to protect nature and combat climate change.

Labour’s election pledges beat the Green Party and the Liberal Democrats – with the Conservatives far behind.

The Tories wasted a decade serving the interests of big polluters, and slashed support for renewable energy while pushing through dangerous fracking.

Now Britain is decades off course on vital emissions targets. The next decade is crucial, and Labour’s Green New Deal aims to achieve the substantial majority of our emissions reductions by 2030.

The capture of natural resources for private profit created a vastly unequal and polluting economy dominated by powerful vested interests.

The Conservatives allowed the proceeds of North Sea oil to be squandered on tax cuts for the richest and captured in profits for the few, instead of investing them in our future.

Labour will introduce a windfall tax on oil companies, so that the companies that knowingly damaged our climate will help cover the costs.