Portsmouth Labour is committed to fighting for environmental and social justice and have been at the forefront of campaigns to respond to the climate emergency.
Many Labour activists are heavily involved with the Stop AQUIND campaign, campaigns for better cycling provision and against Southern Water sewage leaks in our seas. And Labour councillors have been pushing the Liberal Democrats who run the council to be bolder on the climate.
Several Lib Dem councillors didn’t support the Clean Air Zone, they tried to force through environmentally damaging plans for Tipner West and Portsmouth has some of the worst recycling rates in the country. More Labour councillors would mean more action on the environment.
- Meet our target of a zero carbon city by 2035 by producing a climate action plan, working with city partners and engaging citizens with Citizen Assemblies
- Invest in renewable energy infrastructure, including shore power to reduce emissions in the port and more charging and fast-charging points for electric vehicles
- Continue to oppose the AQUIND interconnector, any environmentally destructive plans for Tipner West and Southern Water sewage discharges
- Protect, improve and increase green spaces, including parklets, wildflower meadows and tree planting
- Increase recycling points, rubbish bins on streets and roll out kerbside collection of glass and mixed plastics.