Published: 23rd Jul 2019

The former Labour leader Ed Miliband has backed a grassroots campaign in his own party for a Green New Deal. The Labour for a Green New Deal campaign is calling for a state-led programme that will decarbonise the economy and reduce inequality at the same time. According to organisers, the programme would include a commitment to zero carbon emissions by 2030, a transition to well-paid green jobs and a public integrated transport system, which would connect the entire country. Speaking at an event at the House of Commons yesterday (July 22), Mr Miliband said the ‘fundamental insight’ of the Green New Deal programme is ‘not to see the climate crisis and inequality crisis as separate’. ‘Green and red together is the way we tackle the climate emergency, and that is why this is such an important initiative’, added the former Labour leader. He was joined at the event by Labour’s … (To read the full article, subscribe below)