Labour’s “Green Manifesto” Commits To Resource Efficiency Review

The Labour Party will deliver a Stern-style review of resource security in order to “unlock the economic opportunities fro greater resource efficiency, it has announced in a “Green Plan” published yesterday (20 April). 

Labour says that support is needed for domestic recycling and remanufacturing amid “volatile” raw materials prices, and that the review would be led by the Treasury to “galvanise real action across Whitehall, business and local government”.

The plan states: “Labour’s approach will create confidence in the long-term demand for recycled material, encouraging more investment, boosting growth and high-skilled jobs and improving resource security.

“Action on resource security will also deliver the stability we need across our economy by reducing our exposure to volatile raw materials prices.”

The party has also committed itself to establishing a new infrastructure commission to increase resource and energy efficiency, reduce emmissions across the economy and prepare for the impacts of climate and reduce flood risk.

“Labour’s approach will create confidence in the long-term demand for recycled material, encouraging more investment, boosting growth and high-skilled jobs and improving resource security. Action on resource security will also deliver the stability we need across our economy by reducing our exposure to volatile raw materials prices”

The green pledges were set out in a Labour’s Green Manifesto, which was launched yesterday to set our Labour’s “Green Plan”, following a noticeably lack of resource policy in its official manifesto published last week (see CIWM Journal Online story).

It says: “The next Labour Government will establish an independent National Infrastructure Commission to identify Britain’s long-term infrastructure needs and monitor the plans developed by government to meet them.

“These plans will be consistent with achieving the UK’s long-term climate change targets and ensuring that economic growth meets sustainability requirements. Our National Infrastructure Goals will include making the UK the most resource and energy efficient economy in the world.”

For Labour’s full Green Plan CLICK HERE


 

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