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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/

1.5 degrees to stay aliveProtest Together for Climate Justice - Saturday 1st December 2018


Brighton Conference Brighton Libdem Conference 15-18 September 2018


GLD AGM September 15th 2018



Our latest News Articles:

  • TUCAN supporter logos (Hazards Campaign)
    Article: Jan 7, 2019
    By Kevin Daws

    If you are a Green Liberal Democrat and a Trade Unionist you may wish to accept the invitation below to attend the launch of TUCAN - the Trade Union Clean Air Network - on Wednesday 6th February at 2.00pm. Air Pollution has been described as a Public Health Emergency that affects every sity and most, if not every, workplace. It is not only a Trade Union issue it is an issue for everyone. We should not forget that Air Pollution is associated with 40,000 premature deaths each year in the UK.

  • Article: Jan 6, 2019
    By Synopsis of Phil Bennion's presentation by Steve Bolter

    Green Liberal Democrats Conference, May 2018, Nottingham

    Agriculture & Environment - Counter-Intuitive Truths

    A presentation by Phillip Bennion

    Biography

    After leaving school Phillip took a degree in Agricultural Botany at Aberdeen followed by a PhD on oilseed rape, agronomy and plant breeding at Newcastle University.

  • Toll Gavel Church, Beverly Yorkshire. (Linda Johnson)
    Event: Mar 30, 2019
    Could you contribute to a study day on being greener in beautiful Beverley on March 30th 2019? Speakers currently booked will be discussing the Circular Economy; Solar PV and battery storage; following a vegan diet;  plastics and how to make an eco bricks, individual responsibility for lifestyle changes; EcoChurch etc. There will be a vegan lunch.
    
    Stall-holders include Friends of the Earth, A Rocha/Climate Stewards/Eco Church, Green Christian, Friends of the Earth; Tropic vegan make-up, EcoShed green products and a company which makes plastic alternatives. It would be fabulous is the Green LibDems could also have a stall or be involved in some way - the local Green Party is knocking at the door!
    
    If you are keen to be involved especially if you could fly the flag for Green LibDems, please Contact Linda Johnson lindajanejohnson@gmail.com. 
  • Air Pollution impact (Royal College of Physicians)
    Article: Jan 3, 2019
    By Kevin Daws

    As Liberal Democrats and Green Liberal Democrats we are all aware that Climate Change is the number one issue facing humanity. The IPCC Report in October 2018 made it very clear that we only have twelve years left to radically alter our impact on the planet to limit the climate change dangers of extreme weather, drought, floods and poverty.
    Inevitably Air Pollution is linked to climate change most obviously through the burning of fossil fuels to power cars, planes, buses, motorbikes and other forms of transport. Air Pollution is not a new problem it has been with us for decades, you only have to read about the reasons for the introduction of the original Clean Air Act in 1956 to know that (Life before the Clean Air Act - your memories and pictures: The Guardian 05/07/16 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/05/life-before-the-clean-air-act-your-memories-and-pictures

  • GLD Conference 2018 - Balloon Debate (KNDaws)
    Event: Jun 15, 2019
    Nottingham University

    Nottingham GLD Conference - 15th June 2019

    Please see webpage here

  • Town Centre flooded (Steve Mason greenlibdems.org.uk)
    Article: Dec 23, 2018
    By Steve Mason

    It is clear that developing an unconventional oil and gas industry in the UK will result in unacceptable negative impacts on local communities, local democracy, energy security, jobs, the climate, health and the environment, and that the government should instead be urgently developing an energy policy and infrastructure that provides the clean renewable energy future that our country - and the planet - so desperately needs.

  • Corporate Debt Outsanding as % GDP (Felix Dodds)
    Article: Dec 10, 2018

    In October there was a very interesting briefing by UNCTAD of its report on Debt Vulnerabilities in Developing Countries: "A New Debt Trap? and its Trade and Development report." It was the first of these reports that interested me most due to its coverage on the alarming trends in debt and extent of the debt crisis.

  • 1.5 degrees to stay alive
    Article: Nov 29, 2018
    GLDNEWS November 2018
    Protest: Together for Climate Justice - Saturday 1st December 2018 http://grn.lib.dm/a417KS Join The Green Liberal Democrats: We meet from 11:45 near Great Portland Street tube station (Met & Circle), where there is a pub, a Pizza express and shelter. It is only about 200 metres east of the Regents Park station (Bakerloo). Please bring your GLD banner from the Brexit demo if you still have it. Background: The recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) is a landmark for our planet; setting out just what is at stake if we breach 1.5°C of Global warming. Maps, speakers and more at: http://grn.lib.dm/a417KS * Please subscribe to our website for Daily Updates (we don't update every day, but this way you get notifications that day not a week later!) http://grn.lib.dm/en/subscribe-by-email Volunteers please for Beverly Green Day (Yorkshire) 30 March 2019 http://grn.lib.dm/e4MK GLD NOTTINGHAM CONFERENCE Saturday 15th June 2019 http://greenlibdems.org.uk/gldconf2019 We need bold action on climate change says Sir Ed Davey MP http://grn.lib.dm/a617M0 Heathrow 3rd Runway motion to Southwark Council by Cllr Graham Neale: http://grn.lib.dm/a217Mk A choice of evils: Landfill vs Burning Refuse by Julian Hawkins http://grn.lib.dm/a417LW Bristol Council declare a Climate Emergency (Peter Bruce) http://grn.lib.dm/a617K4 Greening the Workplace by Kevin Daws http://grn.lib.dm/a117LB Liberal Democrat Trade Unionists call for action on Climate Change http://grn.lib.dm/a517LC Model Motion for Trade Unions to affiliate to the Campaign Against Climate Change http://grn.lib.dm/a817LB The FrackFree United Declaration http://grn.lib.dm/a717KR Climate Emergency: Jane Brophy's speech to Trafford Council http://grn.lib.dm/a517MB Fracking: Jane Brophy's speech to Trafford Council http://grn.lib.dm/a217MC Badger Culling: Jane Brophy's speech to Trafford Council on http://grn.lib.dm/a817Mz Joint statement from Lib Dems, Green Party, SNP and Plaid Cymru on Barnier meeting http://grn.lib.dm/a217JN Climate Change Armistice 100 legacy : Mary Page declares a Climate Emergency http://grn.lib.dm/a817LZ Rugby Borough Council Air Quality Annual Status Report http://grn.lib.dm/a117JN Southampton City Council Clean Air Zone consultation response http://grn.lib.dm/a517M0 Banking on Climate Change, Fossil Fuels report 2018. http://grn.lib.dm/a017MD Brexit Welter: opinion by George Miles http://grn.lib.dm/a917MC ACCREDITATION: If you are a councillor/MP/etc or a candidate then you should be interested in Green Liberal Democrat Accreditation that enables you to use our logos with your news and campaigning material and access GLD members locally who might help you in your area. https://greenlibdems.org.uk/en/page/candidate-accreditation YOUTH OFFICER: Green activists in the Liberal Democrats are looking for a volunteer Youth Officer. We're looking for keen green-minded members to help us publicise the vacancy and advise the GLD Exec on how best to work with young people. http://grn.lib.dm/a817w5 HELP US TO GROW: Please encourage your friends to Join GLD, via the website. https://greenlibdems.org.uk/en/page/join-now We have a public facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/greenlibdems/ We have a facebook group where members can post and receive advice and help with campaigns, info etc at https://www.facebook.com/groups/GLDMem/ Our TWITTER is @GreenLibDems https://twitter.com/greenlibdems Our INSTAGRAM is https://www.instagram.com/greenlibdems/ Please subscribe to our website for Daily Updates (we don't update every day, but this way you get them that day not a week later!) http://grn.lib.dm/en/subscribe-by-email, Congratulations on reading this far - most people won't as they're super busy, but you, dear reader, have: so please think about contributing to our GLD website and newsletters, without more content we are invisible...maybe you've an old student article on your hard drive (or ten) that you can quickly convert for us? Checkout the searchbox top right to see what subjects are outdated or missing from our archives. This email will be discarded in minutes but our GLD webpages are forever and should pop up in google searches. We have followed the GDPR guidance at https://www.libdems.org.uk/gdpr Email gldnews at greenlibdems.org.uk (edited by George Miles - sorry for any mistokes)
  • Stonehenge Summer Solstice Sunrise 2016 (George Miles dicegeorge.com)
    Article: Nov 29, 2018

    Welter is an old word which Almona Choudhbury (hoping to be the next MP for Newbury) introduced me to - its meaning has transmogrified over the centuries into a confused mess, tossed around in mud and blood in the bilges of language, becoming in 2004 "A dumpy who enjoys non-sports and likes to argue and can't let the argument go and is an idiot."

  • Article: Nov 29, 2018

    This ninth annual fossil fuel finance report card grades banks
    on their policy commitments regarding extreme fossil fuel
    financing and calculates their financing for these fuels from
    2015 to 2017.

    Not good, but essential reading: https://www.banktrack.org/download/banking_on_climate_change_2018_fossil_fuel_finance_report_card/banking_on_climate_change_2018_web_final_1.pdf