The UK Government have promised a 10 Point Plan for a green industrial revolution, as they set out how to rebuild the economy after the devastating Coronavirus pandemic.
Ahead of this announcement, the Climate Coalition has launched their own 10 Point Plan, together with 70 organisations. This plan sets out a programme of action to get the UK on track to net-zero emissions and show global leadership ahead of hosting COP 26, the United Nations climate summit due to take place in Glasgow next year.
The time is now
The actions taken now by governments to respond to the current health crisis and rebuild our economy will have an impact for generations to come. Decisions taken today will determine whether we succeed in our goal to protect the people, places and life we love from the climate crisis. We can limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C, halt and reverse the decline of nature and eradicate poverty, or we can lock in pollution and inequality for generations.
Next year the eyes of the world will be on the UK as it hosts the UN Climate Summit, COP26. This is an opportunity to deliver a strong global lead on climate action. The best way to show this leadership is to put resilience at the heart of our economic recovery by accelerating the transition to net-zero, restoring nature and supporting the most vulnerable at home and overseas.
The Climate Coalition first launched their Green Recovery Plan in June, outlining what Prime Minister Boris Johnson needs to do to get us on track to a healthy, green and fair recovery. They sent this plan, along with a letter, to 10 Downing Street on Monday 15 June. The 10 Point Plan is a continuation of the campaign for the government to deliver an economic recovery that sets us on a path to a cleaner, greener world that works for everyone