Direct action to lower emissions – net-zero North East England
There’s a huge amount of greenwash and vacuous promises in British politics. But our Green New Deal fund is real, and operational, and our green industrial programmes have created thousands of jobs. I’ll scale them up and create thousands more.
I co-founded and co-chair Net Zero North East England – which brings industry, public and community organisations together to take evidence-based actions to reduce emissions now. The team that support this are employed by the North of Tyne Combined Authority.
I’ve funded the planting of forests in the North East to offset our remaining emissions. This also increases biodiversity. This year you’ll see a scheme for the general public to offset by supporting projects right here in the North East, verified to the highest standards, that also create jobs here.