There are many responsibilities on government and on Parliamentarians and one of the most important, if not the most important, is to protect the environment and preserve our world. That’s why Labour declared a climate emergency and that’s why we want Tory ministers to act and act now.
Throughout my career as a Member of Parliament, I have been a passionate campaigner for the environment and I believe that people across the country, no matter our political differences, believe that there is an inalienable right to breathe clean, safe air.
It’s my belief that it is the inalienable right for every person, in the UK and around the world, to breathe clean, unpolluted, and safe air. However, actions being taken by the UK government and across industry are falling far short of overcoming this global challenge.
In March 2019, the British Safety Council took to the streets of London with our air pollution campaign ‘Time to Breathe’, which calls for clean air for outdoor workers. We are delighted to take the Time to Breathe campaign on the road once more to Glasgow for the UN Climate Change Summit.