Wednesday 1 May 2019 / 6:13 PM Environment / Jeremy Corbyn

Labour’s successful climate emergency motion can set off wave of action around globe

Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, responding to the UK parliament being the first in the world to declare a climate emergency said:

“Today we have seen something incredible, the UK parliament has passed Labour’s motion and become the first in the world to declare an environment and climate emergency.

“This can set off a wave of action from parliaments and governments around the globe. We pledge to work as closely as possible with countries that are serious about ending the climate catastrophe and make clear to US President Donald Trump that he cannot ignore international agreements and action on the climate crisis.

“Protesters and school-strikers told us to act. Governments never act without pressure and we must keep the pressure up. I’m proud that the Labour Party brought this motion to the House, and now we will carry on this work by developing our plans to deliver a Green Industrial Revolution.”