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The need for investment in good green jobs across the United Kingdom

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1766: tabled on 21 April 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 31 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this house notes the significance of Earth Day; further notes the urgency with which the UK must act to address the climate and nature emergencies; welcomes this government’s focus on the job creation potential of a green recovery in its G7 priorities; sees the opportunity for the recovery to create over one million good green jobs where everyone has a role to play from insulating homes to delivering first class public services, replacing jobs lost as a result of the pandemic and ‘levelling up’; understands green jobs to include low carbon jobs in care, education and health as well as in industry and infrastructure; welcomes data from Green New Deal UK revealing the potential for a job-rich green recovery in every constituency; calls on the government to significantly increase investment in training and the creation of well-paid, good quality, green jobs; further urges the Government to guarantee a just transition for workers in today’s high carbon sectors including oil, gas, steel and aviation; regrets the closure of the Green Homes Grants scheme and urges its reform, refinancing and reinstatement, prioritising local authority-led home retrofit programmes; urges the Government to ensure the remits of the UK Infrastructure Bank and Green Savings Bonds advance a green economy and do not support fossil fuel extraction; and calls on the Government to move towards a wellbeing economy where the number of good green jobs and the wellbeing of people and nature are the primary measures of the health of the nations.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 21 April 2021
North Down
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 22 April 2021
Leicester East
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 April 2021
Strangford
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 22 April 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Hopkins, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2021
Luton South
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2021
Leyton and Wanstead
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 April 2021
Glasgow North West
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2021
Bedford
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2021
Birkenhead
Davey, Ed
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2021
Kingston and Surbiton
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2021
Salford and Eccles
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 April 2021
Gordon
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 April 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 April 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2021
Coventry South
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 April 2021
Ceredigion
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 April 2021
Arfon
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2021
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 April 2021
Edinburgh East
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 April 2021
Foyle
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2021
Streatham
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 28 April 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2021
Stockport

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.