Accelerating the Transition: Priorities for the first 100 days of Government

No-one must use the reduced emissions caused by the recent recession as evidence of less urgency to act.

Quite the contrary, this is an opportunity to accelerate the transition by building new jobs and consumption habits which are sustained by realistic demands on our climate and resources. Low carbon investment is still a good proposition even in financially stringent times, because building low carbon power generation, closing the circuits of our resource flows, investing in economy-wide energy efficiency, decarbonising transport, enhancing our green skills and fairly pricing carbon emissions will all help solve the financial deficit, and build up our resilience and competitiveness. We can and must out-pace our competitors in these new markets. We need that green roof in place, so we can enjoy a vibrant, sustainable and inclusive economy.