Net Zero Carbon Emissions: Uk’S Progress

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:13 pm on 28th February 2019.

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Photo of Alex Sobel Alex Sobel Labour/Co-operative, Leeds North West 4:13 pm, 28th February 2019

Time is very short, so I am going to continue.

After the second world war, we got together and we rebuilt this continent. We need to rebuild a planet free of emissions. That needs to be our single, unifying goal. We need to readdress the COP process to that point. We need to re-energise our relationship with our European Union partners—I say that in the strongest sense—to engage and to create this plan. That is where we need to be. If we do not get there we are failing not ourselves, but our grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At the end of the century, they will look back on the Governments of the early part of the century and say, “They failed us. They did not do what was needed.” They will be looking at their own extinction—the extinction of our race.