Motion on Environment and Climate emergency
It calls on government to adopt net zero emission target for before 2050, introduce new short term targets for clean tech deployment and come forward with new plan within six months to deliver circular and zero waste economy. It caters to national reductions and investment in reduction of carbon emissions and saving the planet. It also calls on Government to come forward with new policies to close current emissions gap for UK's medium term carbon budgets, accelerate country's rate of decarbonisation, and step up investment in negative emissions technologies.
The adoption of this motion was preceded by visit by teenage environment activist Greta Thunberg (to UK Parliament), featuring of David Attenborough’s documentary movie titled ‘Climate Change: The Facts’ in Parliament and 11-days of constant protest by environmental group ‘Extinction Rebellion‘in the capital city London