Environment

Climate change and air pollution threaten our future – but by investing in renewable energy and stopping the waste of energy and natural resources, we can protect our health and the environment, and boost the economy.

“Climate change and environmental threats were one of the main reasons I got involved in politics and 30 years later they are still just as important. We need a Government who will actually fight for our future by investing in renewable energies, tackle London's air quality problem and protecting our environment. I will continue to work to keep Sutton as one of the greenest and cleanest boroughs in London - Tom Brake."

Our plans to keep Sutton green

I will continue to: 

  • Protect the green belt which runs through our constituency.
  • Work with local Councillors and the community to deliver on the £3.6 million Heritage Lottery Fund for Beddington Park.
  • Work with Sutton Council to increase our recycling rates and tackle littering and fly-tipping
  • Fight against Tory proposals to repeal the hunting ban.  

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Oppose ‘fracking’ because of its adverse impact on climate change and the local environment.

Prevent 40,000 premature deaths a year by cutting air pollution through the introduction of an Air Quality Plan. 

Support industries dedicated to developing progressive forms of energy production and storage. More Here

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Ensure that 4 million properties receive insulation retrofits by 2022, prioritising the fuel poor.

Pass a Zero Carbon Britain Act to set new legally binding targets to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2040 and to zero by 2050. At the same time, we will expand renewable energy, aiming to generate 60% of electricity from renewables by 2030.

Building on the success of our plastic bag charge, introduce a 5p charge on disposable coffee cups to reduce waste. More Here

For more information on our plans for the environment click here or contact me at info@tombrake.co.uk with your questions.

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