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Welcome

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/

GLD Conference,
Nottingham
15 June 2019


Libdem Spring Conference York 2019 GLD Fringes (Graham Neale (c))

GLD amendment and Fringes at York LibDem Conference 16March 2019




Our latest News Articles:

  • GLD posters
    Article: Jul 11, 2019
    By Kevin Daws

    (What follows is a personal opinion)

    It is not an overstatement to say that 2019 has been a momentous year for the Liberal Democrats and the Green Liberal Democrats with the party achieving its best set of local election results since the 1990s and the best European Parliament Election results for 25 years.

  • Document: Jun 14, 2019
    107.59 KiB drawing or desktop publishing document
  • Article: Jun 14, 2019
    By George Miles and Keith Melton

    Green Liberal Democrat Conference - Nottingham University - Saturday 15th June 2019

    9.30 am onwards Registration opens - Foyer

    10.15 am - 10.50 am [C 01 (36)] New Councillor training. Green Issues: "Setting the agenda: 33 things Councillors can do" Cllr Steve Mason; Chris Crean - FoE Chair - Mary Page

  • Almona Choudhury
    Article: Jun 12, 2019
    By Almona Choudhury

    It is still uncertain what kind of Brexit we will have. Specific areas of UK environmental law will be affected differently depending on the nature of the UK's exit and a complex range of factors (such as the history and origin of the law, how it has been implemented into domestic law, whether it is an area that is directly relevant to access to the single market, wider policy objectives and whether the UK has a history of non-compliance).

  • Article: Jun 12, 2019

    #LibDemDivest

    A Green Liberal Democrat initiative in conjunction with Freinds of the Earth and Platform London

    Calling all Local Councillors.

    You can shift billions of pounds of LA Pension funds away from Climate Wrecking Fossil Fuels with #LibDemDivest an easy way to start saving the future whilst saving for the future!

  • Steven Bray and Vince Cable (Chris Hatcher)
    Article: Jun 12, 2019
    By Almona Choudhury

    Steven Bray is an ardent Remain activist from Wales, who makes daily protests against Brexit in front of the Houses of Parliament and is often referred to as the 'Mr. Stop Brexit shouty man'.

    Steven's protest began as a result of Theresa May triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty in March 2017 thereby formally initiating Britain's withdrawal from the EU.
  • Cllr. Jack Dart (Jack Dart)
    Article: Jun 12, 2019

    I'm very excited to be representing the young people of the UK at the Green Lib Dem conference. I'm even more excited to be joined by a roster of superb activists and Liberals who are passionate about solving some of the most urgent issues in history. We have but a few years to get our act together, otherwise we'll be condemning future generations to a lifetime of misery and unrest.

  • James Dart (James Dart)
    Article: Jun 12, 2019
    By James Dart

    I am a former school teacher who left teaching to focus on understanding Brexit, the sudden ubiquity of fake-news and the rise of the alt-right. Last year, I completed an MA in European Politics at the University of Exeter, whilst also co-founding 'Inspire EU' - a pro-European youth organisation with my brother Cllr. Jack Dart. In May of last year I stood as a City Councillor for the Lib Dems in Exeter, before moving to London to work for 'Scientists 4 EU' Social Media Intelligence Unit.

    I am passionate about raising awareness of the cause and effects of climate change through the medium of social media. Last May I reached out to over 1m people around the world - designing & sharing content relating to progressive issues such as Brexit, climate change, social justice and everything in between.

    Having taught both Science and Geography at Key Stages 1- 4, I have been incredibly impressed by the seriousness of young people when it comes to our evolving climate emergency. Where Boomers nonchalantly saw an unexpectedly hot day in December as a cause for celebration, these youngsters saw evidence of climate change.

    I am, therefore, cautiously optimistic that the generations coming through have the necessary appetite, energy and mentality to drive the change that we need throughout this decade. I very much look forward to speaking at the Green Lib Dem conference!

    James Dart

    (Co-founder of 'Inspire EU)

    Twitter: @InspireEUorg
  • Article: Jun 11, 2019

    GREEN LIBERAL DEMOCRATS EMAIL NEWSLETTER , JUNE 11th 2019

  • Steve Bolter (KNDaws)
    Article: Jun 11, 2019
    By Steve Bolter

    Despite large demonstrations and media coverage, the general public's awareness of the seriousness of climate change had been developing only slowly.


    Then came David Attenborough's popular TV series; Greta Thunberg and her school strikes; and eXtinction Rebellion's obstruction of Thames bridges. The popular media became excited and public concern shot up.