This election is about the crisis of living standards and the climate and environmental emergency. Whether we are ready or not, we stand on the brink of unstoppable change.
Labour’s plans for a Green Industrial Revolution (or Green New Deal) are necessarily bold, ambitious and transformative. They will make the UK a leader in green policies and actions, and create 1 million green jobs.
We can’t just tinker around the edges. We need to tackle this head on, and bring everyone with us.
Here’s a summary of our plans:
Read more in the Green Industrial Revolution section of our manifesto.
The fastest path to decarbonising UK energy and boosting the economy while we’re at it.
Our Thirty x 30 expert briefing identifies and explains 30 transformational recommendations to be carried out in phases towards and beyond 2030. These span across four goals: reducing energy waste, decarbonising heating, decarbonising electricity and keeping the system balanced to ensure security of supply. Delivering the recommendations will require significant updates to almost every building and national infrastructure system, and changes for every person, business and institution.
❓Did you know that Labour created the first national parks ❓
🌳 Labour has announced plans to create ten more and plant two billion trees by 2040, giving people access to the green spaces so vital for our wellbeing and mental health.
National Parks, the National Forest, urban parks, farmland, community woodlands, schools and publicly owned land will all benefit. We all will.
We’ll restore parks, pathways, cycle routes, canals and natural habitats across the country, and we’ll create jobs in forestry management and timber trades.
It’s time for real change.
Have you seen Labour’s animal welfare manifesto?
It’s groundbreaking and been welcomed by vets.
Labour is the party of animal welfare. From bringing forward the landmark Hunting Act to protecting the treatment of domestic animals under the Animal Welfare Act, Labour has always placed the welfare of animals high on the policy agenda. At a European level, Labour secured better welfare standards for battery hens and chickens and tightened the rules on the transport of live animals. It is a record Labour is rightly proud of.
However, we cannot allow hard-won progress to be undone. We know that Labour must be at the forefront of driving through the next phase of progress in the journey towards better animal welfare standards that are up to date and fit for purpose.
Our vision is one where no animal is made to suffer unnecessary pain and degradation and where we continue to drive up standards and practice in line with the most recent advances and understanding. The policies set out here in our Animal Welfare Manifesto are the next stage in that journey.