With COP26 and G7 Summit on the horizon, it is time to push for real, urgent action on the climate. ‘This is the last decade in which we can prevent the devastating consequences of climate change to our planet’, co-leader Jonathan Bartley wrote in the Independent this week, calling on Boris Johnson to step up and become the climate ally we need.
With the inauguration of Joe Biden, The US has taken a u-turn by re-joining the Paris Climate Agreement. This paves the way for large-scale climate commitments such as tax for carbon emissions, job creation in renewables, and the pledge of a $2tn climate package to escalate the use of clean energy, as well as electrifying the US transport and building sectors.
This sort of spending will not only create jobs lost through the Covid closures but will also transform the US economy in a way most countries can only dream about. Boris Johnson’s pitiful £12bn pledge for his 10-point climate action plan looks tokenistic by comparison.Jonathan Bartley in The Independent
President Biden’s high ambitions are a stark contrast to the efforts presented by our own government. As we continue to allow the creation of new coal mines, road building and airport expansions.
Read Jonathan’s full piece in The Independent