A Home Shouldn't Cost The Earth: How Labour Can Address the Housing & Climate Crises

SERA - Labour's Environment Campaign with Labour Housing Group, Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) & Federation of Master Builders (FMB)

LOCATION The Dome Room, Hotel du Vin, Ship St, Brighton, BN1 1AD (A four minute walk from the conference centre)
DATE Tuesday 24 September
TIME 12:45 to 14:00

Refreshments provided

*This event takes place outside the secure zone, and is therefore accessible to all, including those without a conference pass*

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SPEAKERS

  • CHAIR - Jake Sumner, Co-Chair, SERA
  • Alex Cunningham MP, Shadow Minister for Housing
  • Helen Hayes MP, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
  • Nicky Gavron AM, Deputy Chair of the London Planning Committee
  • Lois Lane, Housing Campaigns Officer, CPRE
  • Brian Berry, Chief Executive, Federation of Master Builders

Rough sleeping has more than doubled since the Conservatives took power in 2010. Over 120,000 children in the UK live without a permanent home, some of whom are being housed in shipping containers. The Government has failed to address the crisis by not building enough genuine affordable housing and and failing to protect private rental tenants.

Today, fewer people are able to buy their own homes, and private rent costs are rising faster than people’s pay. To tackle the housing crisis, Labour has pledged to end rough sleeping, introduce a definition of "affordable" linked to income not the market, protect renters, and build 1 million homes over 10 years to a zero-carbon standard.

We don't have enough homes in the UK, but those we have account for 14% of our country's total carbon emissions. To achieve net-zero by 2050, we need to eliminate close to all greenhouse gas emissions from our buildings. Under this Government, emission reduction from residential buildings have stalled and energy use in homes has been on the rise. Almost 2 million homes are at risk of flooding.

Building more clean, green and resilient homes will tackle the housing crisis, help get us to net zero by 2050, and create jobs in the process. This event will see key housing campaigners discuss how Labour can provide radical solutions to the housing and environmental crises.

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