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Just Transition and net zero

EDM (Early Day Motion) 317: tabled on 19 July 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 16 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern the impact of climate change, particularly on working class communities and key workers; demands that climate policies should be to the benefit of people and planet over big business; further notes that areas such as Wakefield district have been held back by deindustrialisation and a decade of austerity, but that there is now an opportunity to rebuild the economy through green routes; praises the excellent work being done at Wakefield Council, supported by Just Transition Wakefield, to realise a just transition for all whilst reaching net zero by 2030; recognises the need for community development that meets both social and climate needs, such as investing in proper bus and rail networks, making public transport the preferred option for people, creating green job opportunities locally and ensuring homes are insulated and resilient; and urges the Government to support and resource local authorities’ green strategies.