Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth compare party manifestos on the Climate and Ecological Emergency.
Whichever government the British people elect, it will be the last government in UK history that has the chance to act on the #ClimateAndEcologicalEmergency that we are in.
There are clearly major differences between party policies on the climate and ecological emergency and we have important choices to make right now.
Who forms the next government is critical to our chances of mitigating the effects of this emergency and building resilience for our communities.
So, here’s a quick glance at how Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace compare parties.
Friends of the Earth
The final scores are in! We’ve combed through the party manifestos (and any additional pledges they’ve made during the campaign) to see how they score on tackling the climate and ecological emergency. These are the results…
- The Green Party tops the list with 19 out of 20
- Followed closely by the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats, on 16 and 15 respectively.
- Plaid Cymru come in fourth with 13 points
- While the Conservatives score poorly with 7.
- The Brexit Party sit at the bottom of the pile with just 1 point.
Rebecca Newsom, head of politics at Greenpeace UK, said:
“Manifestos are a shop window into the next five years of economic, political and social change. The climate and nature crisis will affect all three in ways that humanity has never experienced before, and those policies deserve to be displayed with prominence and a lot of detail.
“Some parties clearly recognise that this is an emergency and have included policies with the ambition needed to meet the scale of the challenge in front of us. But some have failed to adequately prepare.”
Whichever party wins this election, we will still have a long way to go in recognising and acting on the depth and scale of change that is required. But right now, we can make a significant change.
Your climate, your vote, your choice. #ActNow
What happens in the next 12 months is crucial. Why are XR targeting all Parties? Because there is a long way to go to recognise the urgency of the emergency. While Labour scores highly in both analyses, it’s important to recognise that policies of continuing to open coal mines, or infrastructure projects like HS2 or Airport expansions are simply incompatible with the emergency we are in.
While we recognise our current democracy is neither truly representative or participatory, this election is a critical step in our journey to achieve our three demands and mitigate the Climate and Ecological Emergency.
It will be much easier to get our Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill enshrined into law if candidates that support it are elected. #DeliberateRebellion
#ActNow #WeCanWorkItOut #ComeTogether #ThisIsNotADrill #RebelForLife
The Climate and Ecological Emergency is a Planetary Emergency and the outcome of this election affects everyone around the world. Voting is a direct action.
Let’s not hold our votes cheap.
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