“Avoiding dangerous climate change will require a transformational effort” – Rebecca Long Bailey
Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Labour’s Shadow BEIS Secretary, responding to today’s IPCC report, said:
“Today’s report by the IPCC makes clear that avoiding dangerous climate change will require a transformational effort, and that is precisely what Labour is offering – a plan to rapidly decarbonise our energy system as part of a green jobs revolution, and a long term target of net zero emissions before 2050. This would make the UK one of the few countries in the world on track to meet the Paris Agreement goals.
“The Tories are way off course to meeting our existing climate targets, and every day this government remains in power the window of opportunity to tackle the climate crisis shrinks. It is a cruel irony that today we were also expecting the first horizontal shale fracking in the UK – an industry the government has pushed at the expense of local communities, air quality and our climate.”