The Environment

 

The oil slick from the Deepwater Horizon Well Head

 

Deepwater Well Head

 

Image supplied by Greenpeace

 

A SOCIALIST PERSPECIVE ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

 

PROTECT OUR ENVIRONMENT

 

Recognise that we depend on our environment for survival.


Move to sustainable, low-pollution industry & farming - stop the pollution that is destroying our environment.


Recognise that many of our planet's resources are limited and that capitalism fritters them away for profit.


Produce for need, not profit, and design goods for reuse and recycling.

 

CLIMATE

 

Stop Global warming

 

Make the prevention of global warming a top priority nationally and internationally

 

Deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions - otherwise climate change, caused by capitalism, will destroy us.


Invest in publicly owned and controlled renewable energy - not nuclear or dirty fossil fuel.


Aviation fuel


End the exemption from tax for aviation fuel, which causes huge global warming.


Species loss


Take and support action to stop the current large scale extinction of species.

 

POLLUTION


Polluter pays


Make corporate polluters pay for the immediate and long term effects of their pollution, including health costs.


Publicise pollution


Monitor local air, water and other pollution levels and publicise the results.


Integrated transport


Provide an integrated system of convenient, accessible, cheap, efficient public transport, publicly owned and run.


Recycling


Bring in mandatory targets for recycling for manufacturers, retailers and local authorities.


Sustainable energy


Planned conversion of the energy industries to sustainable technologies.

 

FOOD


Local food


Favour local food over food transported long distance, by means of planning and other law and the tax system.


Stop food mountains


Stop subsidising wasteful over-production in the UK and the European Union and stop harming third world producers by dumping subsidised food on their countries.

 

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