While lockdown puts climate movements on hold, oil and gas lobbyists have increased their access to public subsidies and placed themselves at the centre of economic recovery plans.
As the lockdown lifts, Labour must seize the opportunity to outline its vision of an economy that works for people and planet – before the Tories monopolise the narrative.
The oil price crash is an opportunity for governments to act – keep the remaining fossil fuels in the ground and invest now in a Green New Deal to save the planet and stimulate the economy.
It’s time for radical proposals to rebuild Britain’s social fabric and combat the climate crisis. Here’s one: make public transport free.
This week’s declaration in parliament of a climate emergency was a victory for grassroots organising – but unless it is matched by a radical policy agenda, it won’t be nearly enough.