Meg Hillier MP, Labour's Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, will today announce Labour’s green policy review - Greening the UK: people, politics, the planet.
Meg Hillier MP will say:
“It is the British promise that the next generation should always do better than the last. Nowhere is that promise more under threat than with climate change. It is our responsibility to tackle climate change together with the next generation because they will live with the consequences of our decisions for years to come.
“Tackling climate change isn't just about avoiding disaster but also ensuring we have a prosperous future and a fair one. Our policy review will embody our values, and look at how we create jobs for young people, protect the vulnerable, and stand up for the many."
Labour’s energy and climate change review will reach out to NGOs, businesses, charities and academics. It will cover aspects including: how the UK shows international leadership; government’s role in cre ating green growth, jobs and skills; and how to encourage people and communities to lead greener and better lives.
Meg Hillier will visit Teesside University today (Friday 11 March) to talk about the UK’s green future.
On her visit, she will say:
“The North East has huge potential to benefit from a green economy through new green industry and jobs.
“We stand at the start of a potential green industrial revolution in which Britain could lead the way in new technology, manufacturing and green industry. We must enable our business to compete with China which is targeting clean energy industries.
“This week we’ve had the Tory-led Government’s so called green growth week but all we have seen is more talk and no plan for growth. The Green Investment Bank is still a promise that is undelivered. And we have seen them dither and delay on a range of green policies.”