BREAKING: Keir’s climate promises
Today it was confirmed that for the first time, the world has breached 1.5 degrees of global warming across a whole year. This is bleak news - going above this threshold spells catastrophe for communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis.
And yet, on the very same day, Keir Starmer is teetering on the edge of scrapping his flagship climate policy - a commitment to invest £28 billion a year into the kind of common sense climate solutions we desperately need. We can’t let this stand.
On days like today it’s tempting to lose hope - hope that politicians will do what’s needed, hope that the worst impacts of the climate crisis can be prevented, hope that one day we will live in a world where everyone has what they need to thrive.
We refuse to accept that things have to be like this. We refuse to stop fighting tooth and nail for a better future for everyone.
The £28 billion was never supposed to be an end point - it’s the bare minimum that’s needed to turn around the dire situation this country and our climate faces. We need our next government to deliver a Green New Deal - a real plan to tackle the climate crisis and fix our broken economy.
Keir Starmer, Rishi Sunak and the rest of the political establishment would love us to lose hope, to look away, to let them ‘get on with their jobs’.
But we are on a mission to take power out of the hands of the billionaires and oil executives who benefit from these u-turns, and put it in the hands of our generation - it’s time to force the government to work for us.
This year, we’re going to run the biggest youth electoral campaign in British history - throwing our energy behind real leaders that will champion the Green New Deal. And we’ll make sure that from now, through the election and for the next 5 years, Keir Starmer won’t have a moment’s rest until he commits to the bold action we desperately need.
Ellen G - Head of Organising