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.