The comments made by Anneliese Dodds, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, on 2 February 2021.
The Dasgupta Review sets out why we must build a more sustainable economy that delivers prosperity while protecting our environment. Nature is fundamentally undervalued and at extreme risk across Britain and the world as a result.
We need a government that will seize this moment for global leadership ahead of the UN biodiversity conference in May, and the COP26 Glasgow Climate conference. With the UK way off meeting existing targets, action cannot come too soon.
That’s why Labour is calling on the Conservative Government to act responsibly to support jobs and combat the environmental crisis.
It can start by bringing forward £30 billion of capital investment to the next 18 months to support the creation of up to 400,000 clean, new jobs – twice the government’s current plans and in line with the much more ambitious green economic programmes of other nations.