We need more ambitious action on climate change

Labour is scrutinising the government’s climate change plan as action on climate change is crucial to ensure the UK is protected from extreme weather events like flooding. But it is also an opportunity to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs in the UK. Our low carbon industries employ over 230,000 people full time and create a £43billion turnover in the economy.

After many delays, today the Government finally announced its Clean Growth Strategy. Pressure from Labour succeeded in getting the Government to finally publish this document.

Stephen Morgan, Member of Parliament for Portsmouth South, said:

“Labour have been pushing for months for the Government to release this long delayed plan. They have an abysmal track record of cancelling support for renewable energy and watering down building standards.

Climate change is an incredibly important issue. That’s why Labour is right to  scrutinise the government’s new climate change plans to make sure they will deliver the clean sustainable future we need”.

Now that a new plan has been published, Stephen wants to ensure the UK Government keeps its promises, achieves agreed targets and delivers a low carbon economy.

He added:

“I will keep fighting for Portsmouth South securing investment in our sustainable businesses, clean energy industries and the sustainable jobs of the future.”