Labour's environment pledge
PUBLISHED: 12:34 15 April 2010 | UPDATED: 17:48 25 August 2010
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Labour Cut emissions by a third (34 per cent) by 2020 and 80 per cent by 2050 on 1990 levels. Creation of around 400,000 new green jobs by 2015 – making 1.2million British jobs in the environmental and low carbon sectors in all. UK Low Carbon Transit
Cut emissions by a third (34 per cent) by 2020 and 80 per cent by 2050 on 1990 levels.
Creation of around 400,000 new green jobs by 2015 - making 1.2million British jobs in the environmental and low carbon
sectors in all.
UK Low Carbon Transition Plan for reducing emissions across the economy, with every Government department given its own carbon budget.
Invest in projects like offshore wind power, where Britain is already the world-leader.
Deliver a north to south high speed rail network.
Introduction of a Green Investment Bank to unlock billions of finance from the private sector.
Push for international agreement on action to tackle climate change.
Spend £1.5billion on climate assistance to developing countries between 2010 and 2012.
Ensure that from 2013 the Government provides 0.7 per cent of national income in aid, with no more than 10 per cent of the Official Development Assistance counted towards climate finance.
Spend £3.9billion in the next Rural Development Programme in England - the major part of which will be devoted to agri-environment Environmental Stewardship schemes, to improve the quality of the countryside for people and wildlife.
Exceed their target for 60 per cent of new developments to be on brownfield land.
High speed broadband to reach all of rural Britain.
Ensure ban on cruel sports such as fox hunting and hare coursing are rigorously enforced and extend and enhance them where necessary.