Virtual lobby leads latest call for jobs-rich green recovery

Ahead of Boris Johnson’s speech on the government’s economic stimulus plans, MPs will today take part in over 100 digital meetings with constituents to discuss the green recovery

MPs from across the political spectrum will today take part in over 100 digital meetings with constituents to discuss plans for a green recovery, as part of the world’s biggest virtual lobby.

The Time is Now campaign, which last year organised a mass lobby event that saw constituents from across the UK travel to Westminster to lobby their MPs on the need to step up the UK’s response to the ‘climate emergency’, has co-ordinated a virtual update to the 2019 event that allows constituents to talk to MPs without jeopardising social distancing guidelines.

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It comes on the same day as a major new report from Greenpeace estimated that an ambitious green stimulus package could create 1.8 million new jobs while reviving the economy.

More than 11,000 people from across the UK signed up to take part in the virtual meetings, which have been organised by the The Climate Coalition group of leading green NGOs. Hundreds of constituents are now set to engage with MPs and call on them to back proposals for a recovery package that “unleashes investment in climate and nature-friendly infrastructure, creating green jobs and supporting millions out of the recession”.

The move comes on the same day as Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to deliver a speech providing further details on the government’s economic stimulus plans, which Ministers have previously signalled will be focused on driving

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