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GLD Challenge 2019-20 front cover (Northwest_Crown_Fire_Experiment © wikimedia)Welcome to the Green Liberal Democrats. the "environmental conscience" of our Party

20th June to 5th July - GLD Conference/Festival 2020 online

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Our latest News Articles:

  • Layla Moran and Greta Thunberg
    Event: Jul 2, 2020 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Layla Moran MP Face to Face - Leadership bid

    5.30pm - 6.30pm Thursday 2nd July

    Chair: Keith Melton

    Layla's campaign website is at:


  • Ed Davey MP (Graham Neale)
    Event: Jul 3, 2020 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Sir Ed Davey MP Face to Face - Leadership bid
    7.00pm - 8.00pm Friday 3rd July
    Chair: Keith Melton
    Ed Davey's campaign website is at:

    = http://grn.lib.dm/e2R1

  • 2020 GLD virtual conference logo (Jason Billin)
    Event: Jul 4, 2020 4:00 PM

    Let's Ban trophy hunting
    4.00pm-5.00pm Saturday 4th July
    Conference Hall, Zoom Webinar
    Speakers: Former MEP Catherine Bearder, CEO Ban Trophy Hunting Ed Goncalves
    Chairs: Pippa Heylings, Steve Bolter


  • Keith Melton (Keith Melton)
    Event: Jul 5, 2020 2:30 PM

    Festival Review: The Way Forward, A Discussion
    2.30pm - 4.00pm Sunday 5th July
    Meeting Hall Zoom Meeting
    Compere: Lloydie
    Speakers: Keith Melton, Graham Neale, Pippa Heylings, Jane Brophy

    GLD Chair, Keith Melton will lead a panel discussion and membership interaction event to review the successes (and even bigger successes!) of the past 16 days of online-based virtual conferencing. Joining Keith on the panel will be former GLD Chair, now Vice Chair Campaigns, Councillor Graham Neale; Vice Chair Communications - former MEP, Councillor Jane Brophy; and Councillor Pippa Heylings

  • Jane Goodall talking at Green Lib Dems virtual conference June 2020 (Brian Mathew)
    Article: Jun 23, 2020
    By Brian Mathew

    Hopefully you will find this interesting and stimulating in asking yourselves how you can make the world a better place. It is the question that I put to Dr Jane Goodall at the Green Liberal Democrats 2020 summer festival on Sunday, and more importantly her fulsome answer. Read on....

    My question to Dr Jane Goodall and her reply:

  • Article: Jun 18, 2020
    By Stewart Reddaway

    A progressive carbon taxation policy motion, including aviation, to reduce both CO2 and poverty

    28th June 2020, Stewart Reddaway

    Please support this motion by sending the following information:

    email address,
    Membership number
    Local party

    Policy motion

    Conference notes:

    A Reductions in man-made Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions need to be accelerated, both nationally and globally, to prevent catastrophic outcomes.

  • Julian Hawkins (Julian Hawkins)
    Article: Jun 18, 2020
    By Julian Hawkins

    Introduction to Carbon Taxes

    An increasing number of technologies and behavioural changes are available to combat climate change, with varying effectiveness and costs. Technically, it looks as if the world can be saved without impairing people's lives much. For example, the Committee for Climate Change proposed that the UK could achieve Net Zero emissions by 2050 (for territorial emissions only) at a cost of about 1% of GDP.

  • Article: Jun 10, 2020

    The Government has today awarded North Yorkshire County Council £52.6 million in funding to invest in walking and cycling. This comes hot on the heels of a campaign launched by Knaresborough Town Councillor, Hannah Gostlow, calling for improved cycle paths locally to allow for distancing.

    Research shows there has been a significant improvement in both air and noise pollution in recent weeks, as well as a 70% increase in the number of people using bicycles.

  • Creative Commons license (CC-BY-SA 4.0) (Charles J Sharp)
    Article: Jun 7, 2020
    By Andrew Heaver

    I glimpsed a national treasure this morning. Fabulously dressed - like all males of his kind - in sensational shades of limoncello yellow, he was singing his little heart out. He was sitting in a hedge, but seemed quite happy to be there. The sight of him made my own heart sing, too.

    Flamboyant and colourful he may have been, but he was that rare thing: a national treasure that most people have never heard of, let alone seen. So exotic were his looks, and so rarely are his kind seen these days, you'd be forgiven for assuming that he was an escapee from the bird house at London Zoo, rather than a traditional resident of our countryside. And yet he and his kind - the Yellowhammers, who go by the delightful Latin name Emberiza citronella - have lived amongst us since time immemorial. If the sight of them is shocking and unfamiliar it is because we have pushed them into the margins, and then squeezed those margins to the vanishing point.

  • Wera Hobhouse (Wera Hobhouse)
    Article: Jun 6, 2020
    By Keith Melton

    Q & A session for Lib Dem Leadership contenders

    This will be your first opportunity to compare the platforms and appeal of the likely three contenders for the Leadership of our Party. We would normally like to call this a "Hustings" but it will appear before nominations close, so until the 9th July, nomination day, we can only refer to them as contenders rather than candidates!

GLD Challenge 2019-20 front cover (Northwest_Crown_Fire_Experiment © wikimedia)WELCOME to GLD

the "environmental conscience" of the Liberal Democrats

Climate change is 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.

Keith Melton is the new 2020 Chair of GLD -
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2020 GLD virtual conference logo (Jason Billin)GLD Conference 2020
20th June to 5th July