Thursday 2 May 2019 / 9:11 AM Climate Change / Rebecca Long Bailey

Rebecca Long Bailey responds to Committee on Climate Change’s report

Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Labour’s Shadow Energy Secretary, responding to the Committee on Climate Change’s report which calls for a cut to greenhouse gases to zero by 2050, said:

“The day after Labour pushed Parliament to acknowledge the environment and climate emergency, there could be no better timing for the publication of this landmark report.

“Labour has committed to achieving net zero emissions before 2050 through a Green Industrial Revolution, working with the Committee on Climate Change to developing a pathway to get there. We will study the CCC’s recommendations accordingly.

“Beyond the technical aspects of the report, I particularly welcome the CCC’s recommendation that the costs of the low carbon transition must be fair and be perceived to be fair – with vulnerable workers and members of the public protected.”