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The Green Liberal Democrats promote environmental issues within the party and in collaboration with other organisations.

We regard climate change as one of the biggest challenges of our generation. Countries around the world urgently need to implement the commitments made in 2015 at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris. Some countries are making significant progress but the UK is currently failing to demonstrate clear political leadership to address the urgent environmental problems facing the planet. The Green Liberal Democrats seek to influence political policies, both within the Liberal Democrats and across the wider political spectrum.

Our objectives are to:

  • promote a green approach to policy formation within the Liberal Democrats.

  • provide information and political education from a green perspective to Party activists and elected representatives.

  • establish and develop links with the wider green movement.

  • welcome those that share our aims into the Green Liberal Democrats, to encourage participation in its activities and to ensure equality of opportunity for all members.

We seek to build support within the electorate for the transition to a green economy. If you would like to become involved there is a wide range of opportunities to contribute your skills, knowledge and enthusiasm. Join on line here.

Checkout our facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/greenlibdems/info/

Our latest News Articles:

  • Liberal Ecology Group Leaflet (greenlbdems.org.uk)
    Article: Feb 22, 2018


    An introduction to the Liberal Ecology Group

    A Manifesto from LEG :

    • Ecology and Economics = Ecology + Economics + Growth + The stable society + A change of direction
    • Resource use and pollution = Why conserve? + Which resources need to be conserved? + Resource accounting + Pollution + Policies
    • Energy = Future Sources of Energy + Reduction of waste + Nuclear Power + North Sea Oil and Gas + Policies
    • Employment and industry = Introduction + Industry + Future Problems + Policies + Employment
    • Population and land use = Population + The uses of land + Planning + Policies
    • Agriculture and Rural Communities = Introduction + Agriculture and Oil + Agriculture and the land + Rural Communities + Policies
    • The Third World = Introduction + The Changing World + International trade + A New International Economic Order + The Law of the Sea + Policies
    • Transport = Introduction + The Need for Transport + Public Transport + Accountability and Flexibility + Environmental Effects + Policies
    • Health and Education = Introduction + Health + Health Policies + Education + Educational Policies
    • Government = Introduction + Government in a Stable Society + Political change + Policies
  • york zero carbon (GreenLibDems.org.uk)
    Event: Mar 9, 2018 4:30 PM - Mar 11, 2018 1:00 PM

    Please visit our stall at the Southport Conference.

    Green Libdem Fringes at Southport:

    Saturday 13.00-14.00
    Waterside suite3 Southport Conference Centre (need conference pass as inside secure zone) -

    The Power of Green Campaigning - From Air Pollution to Energy.
    How to Strengthen your local campaigning by engaging with key issues in your area -
    A Candidates Accreditation Scheme and support campaign/pack will be launched at the event.

  • .
    Article: Feb 17, 2018

    Shropshire Council's method of collecting plastic waste and the way it leaves plastic scattered all over the countryside has raised the ire of residents in the west of the county.

    Heather said:

    " Following on from the recent outcry in the media over plastic in the oceans following Blue Planet 2, a number of colleagues and I have received a growing number of complaints about the way that Shropshire Council collects plastic waste for recycling. Other councils provide some form of cover for the plastic box (either a lid or a net as in Powys) to prevent plastic items blowing away but not Shropshire. If you have and sort of breeze on collection day it results is plastic being blown all over the place.

  • City logo
    Article: Feb 17, 2018

    Newcastle City Council dropped Environment and Sustainability as a priority at the change of administration in 2011, replacing 7 years of rapid progress with 7 years of drift.

    In particular, there is a crisis in the waste recycling system leading to potential contractual penalties of almost £750,000 per annum according to the Leader of Council.

  • Green Lib Dems at 2015 Cimate Change March (steve.bolter@greenlibdems.org.uk)
    Event: May 19, 2018 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Nottingham University

    Green Liberal Democrats Spring Conference and 30th Birthday !!!
    Saturday 19th May 2018
    11am - 6pm
    Jubilee Campus, Nottingham University, Nottingham.

    Invited speakers Vince Cable and Simon Hughes
    Come and help us celebrate 30 years of Green Liberal Democracy. As well as reviewing the successes (and failures) of our campaigning within and outside the Liberal Democrats , we will look at the imperatives over the NEXT 30 years for our continued campaigning efforts. We hope to build links with other green-thinking political activists to persuade politicians of all kinds of the significance of the threats which face all life on our fragile planet.

  • Article: Feb 12, 2018

    The Council has started fitting new LED lights onto existing lamp posts.

    The lights have a very directional beam compared to the previous lights. The brightness of the new lights can be lowered and raised during the hours of darkness.

    This is the usual pattern: at switch-on until 8pm the lights are operating at 100%. Between 8pm and 11pm the lights are operating at 70%. Between 11pm and 6am the lights are operating at 40%. Between 6am and switch-off the lights are brought back up to 70%.

  • plasticbags
    Article: Feb 10, 2018

    The Liberal Democrats have accused the Conservatives of having to "close their own loopholes" on the 5p plastic bag charge, after the Government announced plans to extend the charge to cover nearly all retailers.

    Restrictions on the plastic bag charge were imposed by the Conservatives in coalition, despite backing from the Liberal Democrats, charities and business groups to remove all exemptions.

    Liberal Democrat Environment Spokesperson Tim Farron said:

    "Liberal Democrats introduced the 5p charge on plastic bags in Government, despite reluctance from the Conservatives who insisted on exemptions.

    "The Tories are now being forced to close their own loopholes.

    "Reducing plastic waste is essential if we are to protect our oceans and marine life.

    "The Government must end all exemptions for the plastic bag charge, and introduce a similar charge on coffee cups immediately."

    Southampton Lib Dem Environment Spokesperson Jill Baston added:

    "In Coalition, the Liberal Democrats proposed the 5p levy on plastic bags, but the Conservatives watered down the policy. Now, they're trying to claim credit for removing their own restrictions!

    "The Liberal Democrats campaigned in the 2015 General Election to remove the Tory exemptions, and whilst we welcome this u-turn from Theresa May's flagging governement, it is regrettable that they were implemented in the first place."

  • Paston playing field
    Article: Feb 10, 2018

    I'm absolutely delighted to see that the new footpath has been constructed for Paston playing field.

    The work was part-funded from the 'pot' of money I can allocate to Highways works in Mundesley division.

    Local volunteers continue to raise funds for new equipment and I am really looking forward to seeing it when all the work to improve the playing field is completed.

  • Brexit
    Article: Feb 10, 2018
    By Sheila Gates in New Stateman

    I want another vote on the final Brexit deal

    Before the referendum I was mainly positive about the EU. I had voted to go into the "Common Market" in 1975 at the age of 25, three years after gaining a degree and at the start of my career as a graphic designer. I say mainly positive, because although I took advantage of the open borders to travel, enjoyed the wealth of produce we were importing and appreciated pan-European co-operation, I was greatly concerned at the prospect of a federal Europe. I was also incensed that some judgements of the EU courts were impinging on our own justice system. It seemed that we were losing our sovereignty and that worried me. Still, I didn't really want to come out of the EU and I certainly wasn't clamouring for a referendum.

  • Mark Pack
    Article: Feb 10, 2018
    By Mark Pack Author, 101 Ways To Win An Election

    Welcome to the latest in my little explainer video series, trying to demystify a little some of the things the Liberal Democrats get up to: how and why we do what we do.

    Today's video is about postal voting and why it makes sense to encourage supporters to sign up for a postal votes.


    I mention in the video examples of how postal voters are more likely to vote than non-postal voters. Here are some examples of that from 2009, 2012 and 2015.