We need to make sure we pass on our planet in good condition to our children and grandchildren. That’s why I was proud to go to 10 Downing Street to submit a letter I have organised this summer, signed by over 130 MPs from all parties and over 50 peers, offering our support to the Government to deliver “net zero” carbon emissions by 2050.
This would mean the end of carbon pollution in the U.K. - and would be a huge step towards saving the planet. The falling costs of renewable energy mean we can achieve this goal without imposing higher costs for consumers.
As well as being the right thing to do, there are huge opportunities for businesses on Teesside from green jobs - notably Carbon Capture and Storage.
I’m pictured handing over my letter with Labour MP Mary Creagh, the Chair of Parliament’s Environmental Audit Select Committee. You can read the full text of the letter here: www.theclimatecoalition.org/joint-letter/