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Protecting our planet

January 13, 2020 9:43 PM
Originally published by South West Hertfordshire Liberal Democrats

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The Liberal Democrats have, over many years, been formulating and implementing policies to respond to the now widely recognised climate emergency being caused by human generation of green house gases. In government we strengthened and accelerated the implementation of renewable energy only for it to be cut back once the Conservatives were given free reign.

The UK should be leading the world in tackling the climate emergency. If we fail to act, millions of people - at home and abroad - will suffer the impacts of floods, storms and heatwaves, rising food prices and the spread of diseases; the global financial system will be destabilised, poor countries could collapse and the number of refugees will soar. We need a government with the vision and the will to seize that opportunity to invest and innovate our way out of the crisis.

Our priorities in the next parliament will be:

The Liberal Democrats champion environmental policies that protect our planet but seek to stimulate business and employment opportunities. We will:

We will set a new legally binding target to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2045 at the latest, and implement a comprehensive climate action plan, cutting emissions across all sectors. This is only a selection from a comprehensive package that can be examined in our Our Plan for a Green Society and a Green Economy in the Liberal Democrats' 2019 General Election manifesto Stop Brexit - Build a Brighter Future.