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A People's Green New Deal

EDM (Early Day Motion) 58: tabled on 17 May 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 24 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House believes that the government must urgently act to address unemployment, poverty, and the intensifying climate crisis; notes that the climate emergency poses a grave threat to public health and living standards in the UK and across the world; further notes that the Government is currently set to miss its Fourth and Fifth Carbon Budgets; believes that, as the host of COP26, the UK must provide leadership in tackling the climate emergency; further believes that there should be no return to the deeply unequal, pro-privatisation economic model that preceded the covid-19 pandemic; therefore urges the Government to bring forward a People’s Green New Deal Bill to provide a state-led programme of economic transformation, with a green jobs revolution to create millions of well-paid, unionised jobs, including by bringing energy, water, transport and mail into public ownership, investing in green technologies, expanding and electrifying public transport and expanding international rail, retrofitting homes, creating a National Care Service, providing universal free broadband, repealing anti-trade union laws and increasing workers’ rights, a just transition away from polluting industries with a comprehensive re-training programme and green jobs guarantee, and public procurement in line with global justice in supply chains; and further urges the Government to tackle inequality by raising taxes on the richest 5 per cent of earners and large corporations, while introducing a windfall tax on corporations who have made excessive profits during the covid-19 pandemic and a crackdown on tax avoidance and evasion.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.