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The Green Liberal Democrats seek to promote the cause of environmentalism within and outside the Party.

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The Liberal Democrats have a proud record of being the greenest major political party: we aim to ensure that it stays that way!

Recent updates

  • North Yorkshire activists against fracking
    Article: Jun 15, 2016

    York Conference Spring 2016, Motion F6,

    updating Party Policy on Fracking

    Conference applauds the international agreement reached in Paris in December 2015, in which 195 countries agreed to act to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2oC, and if possible to below 1.5oC, above pre-industrial temperatures.

  • Love Europe (facebook)
    Article: Jun 12, 2016

    The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a treaty under negotiation between the EU and the US, containing an Investor State Dispute Settlement system, which corporations can use to sue Governments, in special unaccountable courts.

    The UK Government was one of the main proponents of a TTIP deal with an ISDS that could have endangered services such as the NHS. The European Parliament is insisting on modifying the initial proposals, to protect public services from ISDS.

  • Steve Bolter
    Article: Jun 11, 2016

    A greener world, a stronger economy and a fairer society.

    Only a green, environmentally sustainable, economy can be a strong economy in the long term, and thus be fair to following generations. Only in a world at peace can economic strength be harnessed to maximise human happiness.

    We believe that our membership of the European Union is vital to combating rapid climate change, conserving resources, and bringing peace and stability to Europe and the wider world

  • Love Europe (facebook)
    Article: Jun 11, 2016
    By Catherine Bearder MEP in Challenge

    ( from Summer 2016 Challenge, the GLD magazine)

    Catherine Bearder argues the EU is key to protecting our world.

    One of the key issues that got me interested in politics at the European level was the environment. It has always struck me that truly effective green policies are best achieved by working together internationally, and the EU gives us the best means to do this.

    Being part of Europe means we can push for the kind of coordinated approach needed to protect our planet for future generations. And having commonly agreed EU standards prevents a race to the bottom between governments and businesses competing with each other, ensuring that we have minimum rules protecting against pollution or biodiversity loss.

  • Document: Jun 9, 2016
    376.47 KiB drawing or desktop publishing document

    5 ways the EU protects this planet -

    by Catherine Bearder MEP

    from Summer 2016 Challenge

    Catherine Bearder argues the EU is key to protecting our world.


    One of the key issues that got me interested in politics at the European level was the environment. It has always struck me that truly effective green policies are best achieved by working together internationally, and the EU gives us the best means to do this.

    Being part of Europe means we can push for the kind of coordinated approach needed to protect our planet for future generations. And having commonly agreed EU standards prevents a race to the bottom between governments and businesses competing with each other, ensuring that we have minimum rules protecting against pollution or biodiversity loss.

    Ahead of the EU referendum, here are five key ways the EU benefits the environment

  • Document: May 31, 2016
    220.36 KiB drawing or desktop publishing document

    GLD Constitution

    [Adopted by the 1998 AGM held at Winchester & amended March 2011 EGM.

    The last amendment made at the September 2011 AGM on changes referred back from the March 2011 EGM on the balloting of members

    Amended substantially at the EGM June 2013.

    Amended at the 2015 AGM

  • yorkshire against fracking
    Article: May 23, 2016

    Thirsk and Malton Liberal Democrats

    PRESS RELEASE

    21st May 2016

    Liberal Democrats across North Yorkshire have vowed to make fracking a major issue at next years County Council elections if councillors pass the controversial application to allow it to take place in rural Ryedale.

    Thirsk and Malton Liberal Democrat spokesperson, Di Keal said:

  • Article: May 22, 2016
    By Simon Oliver

    The following has been received from the GLD Chair, Simon Oliver:

    Dear colleagues
    After much reflection, it is with deep regret that I must tender my resignation as Chair of the Green Liberal Democrats. It has become clear that the irrevocable collapse of one key relationship within the organisation has triggered increasing inertia and undermined Executive morale. As Chair I must assume responsibility and regard my continuation in the role as harmful to the organisation.

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Challenge magazine keeps you informed on key environmental developments and news in the UK, Europe and across the world, as well as providing feature articles by our activists, councillors, MPs, ministers and MEP.
(restricted to members - please contact us if you need access)

The Green Liberal Democrats is an Associated Organisation of the UK Liberal Democrat party.

We exist to:

  • Ensure that the Liberal Democrats' proud record of environmental leadership at all levels of government continues
  • Establish and develop links with the wider green movement.
  • Inform and educate party activists, policymakers, candidates and elected representatives on environmental issues.
  • Support individuals within the party who are advancing the agenda of environmental stewardship and generational justice.

Simon Oliver, GLD Chair