Resolution passed at CLP GC meeting on 24th Jan
West Ham Labour Party notes
The UN warns that we have less than 12 years to stop catastrophic climate change by keeping global
temperature rise below 1.5 degrees – the goal of the Paris Agreement.
Already at just 1 degrees of global warming we are witnessing extreme weather events, floods, droughts, heatwaves, rising sea levels, and pollution causing ill-health for millions.
The world’s poorest who have done least to contribute to climate change are often most impacted, and the most vulnerable in London are most likely to suffer from environmental pollution like dirty air.
West Ham Labour Party believes:
The Conservatives are failing to act on climate change – cutting support for green energy, pursuing fracking and failing to tackle diesel pollution.
We should welcome Labour’s transformational manifesto of 2017 for a sustainable economy for the many not the few, and the Greater London Authority’s Environment Strategy, both of which set out Labour’s commitment to keeping temperatures below 1.5 degrees.
Strong action on climate change and a just transition can benefit communities across London, improving air quality, health and living standards and providing decent skilled jobs in green industries.
West Ham Labour Party resolves to:
Call on Labour-run local authorities to work with environmental NGOs and trade unions to develop 1.5
degrees action plans, including ambitious actions by 2020 to drive down emissions in transport, buildings and waste and divesting from fossil fuels.
Call on the Mayor of London to continue to show international leadership on climate change and push for action to secure 1.5 degrees.
West Ham Labour Party will be taking this resolution to the London Regional Conference in March 2019