Labour is urging the government to get serious about climate change as the COP 26 conference approaches.
Labour wants the government to put its money where its mouth is and put in the appropriate investments to help people make their lives and their homes greener.
Leader Scott Dickinson said: “All of people’s other concerns are irrelevant if our planet is not fit and safe to live on. With the vaccination programme, the government has shown that investment and proper planning has a huge impact. They need to use that level of investment and planning to address climate change issues.
“They are far too reliant on individuals making the changes needed. While this is important it is a drop in the ocean compared to what a government can do.”
Labour is committed to helping other countries to cut their carbon emissions and adapt to climate change; many poorer countries have paid the price of richer countries’ neglect of our planet, living in either drought-ridden or flooded countries, unable to grow crops and live in safe homes.
Scott added: “We need to act now, the planet will not wait until we realise it’s too late to preserve the planet for our children and grandchildren.”