Local MP welcomes Parliament’s declaration of a climate emergency
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01 May 2019
West MP Margaret Greenwood has welcomed the fact that the UK Parliament has
this week become the first national Parliament in the world to declare a
comes after a Labour motion was passed without a vote after several hours of
debate in the House of Commons.
was calling for Parliament to declare an environment and climate emergency, and
for the Government to take action commensurate with the emergency.
Greenwood MP said:
know from the large number of emails that I have received that many Wirral West
residents feel very strongly about climate change – and rightly so.
“It is vital we protect our environment – both
in Wirral and globally.
about the UK’s limited progress on climate change threatens dire consequences
for our society and the natural world.
declared an environment and climate emergency in March 2019, but the government
has resisted calls to follow suit. Despite this, Parliament has now done so.
has pledged to work as closely as possible with countries that are serious
about taking urgent action.
need a Green Industrial Revolution to deliver the scale of change needed and
this will require government intervention.
well as tackling the environment and climate emergency, a Green Industrial
Revolution will create hundreds of thousands of good jobs right across the UK
and help deliver the future we need.
people have the most to lose if we fail to take action.
that Parliament has taken this decision, we need to see action from