Labour wants UK to be first country in the world to declare climate emergency

… Labour is developing plans to capture the economic opportunities of the low carbon economy.

The party backs a Green Industrial Revolution providing high-skilled good jobs in every region of Britain, especially former industrial towns and cities.

Proposals include ­targets for mass roll-out of ­renewable and low carbon energy and transport.

They will also call for proper funding for ­environmental ­protection to ­reverse the trend in species ­decline and ­for plans to move towards a zero-waste economy.

Labour wants UK to be first country in the world to declare climate emergency