Bromsgrove Labour Party members held their Annual General Meeting in July, electing a new Executive Committee for the next 12 months ahead. Members also had the chance to put forward motions for debate. Cllr Harrison Rone-Clarke submitted a motion which can be seen below. The motion was agreed and passed by members.

Labour for a Green New Deal

Bromsgrove CLP notes:

  • To prevent the worst effects of climate change, we must keep global temperature rises below 1.5°C.
  • Over 1°C of warming has taken place, causing floods, droughts, heatwaves, pollution, and hundreds of thousands of deaths. The poorest – particularly in the Global South – suffer most. Tackling climate change is thus indivisible from social, racial and economic justice.
  • Just 100 companies are responsible for the majority of carbon emissions; and the Conservative government is deregulating the fossil fuel industry and cutting support for renewables.
  • Labour has supported the youth strikes for climate and Extinction Rebellion, pushing the climate emergency up the national agenda. A Green New Deal is now a demand we must make.

BROMSGROVE CLP URGES THE LEADERSHIP TO INCLUDE A GREEN NEW DEAL IN THE MANIFESTO:

  • We call for a state-led program of investment and regulation for the decarbonisation and transformation of our economy that reduces inequality and pursues efforts to keep global average temperature rises below 1.5°C.

THIS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Commitment to zero carbon emissions by 2030;
  • Rapidly phasing out all fossil fuels;
  • Large-scale investment in renewables;
  • A just transition to well-paid, unionised, green jobs available for all;
  • A green industrial revolution expanding public, democratic ownership as far as necessary for the transformation;
  • Green public integrated transport that connects Britain;
  • Supporting developing countries’ climate transitions by increasing transfers of finance, technology and capacity;
  • Assuring everyone’s basic rights through the provision of universal services;
  • Welcoming climate refugees while taking measures against the displacement of peoples from their homes.