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Labour publish environment manifesto promising a 'green transformation'

Labour publish environment manifesto promising a 'green transformation'

26 Sep 2018

Yesterday, the Labour Party launched The Green Transformation at their party conference in Liverpool.

The document, which was launched by Sue Hayman MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and Rebecca Long-Bailey MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) sets out Labour’s policies to tackle climate change, improve the environment, and build a sustainable economy.

The pamphlet outlines Labour’s three key principles and three key priorities for environmental action which includes reversing the decline of biodiversity and protecting natural habitats.

Three Labour principles for environmental action:

  1. Ambition is based on science
  2. Interventions are transformational, bringing about the structural change needed to address drivers of environmental degradation
  3. Interventions will advance our Labour values - justice, equality, solidarity, and democracy - both at home and abroad

Three Labour priorities for environmental action:

  1. Preventing dangerous climate change and adapting to existing climate change
  2. Achieving high air and water quality
  3. Reversing the decline of biodiversity and protecting natural habitats

CIEEM welcomes the publication, in particular the priorities for action, as part of our work across the political spectrum to champion a sustainable natural environment.

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