Labour calls for ‘Zero-carbon army’
The Labour party has drafted plans to grow the green economy in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
The plan is focused on retraining young people who lost their jobs during the crisis to create a ‘Zero-carbon army’ and help boost green industries by doing work such as planting trees, insulating buildings and working on green technologies.
Speaking to the Guardian, shadow business secretary Ed Miliband said that “It’s a contemporary equivalent of what happened after 1945.
“It’s never too early to start thinking about the future, to think about what kind of world we want to build as we emerge from this crisis. I think we owe it to have a sort of reassessment of what really matters in our society, and how we build something better for the future.”