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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/

Brighton Conference

GLD Brighton fringe details click:
Brighton Libdem Conference 15-18 September 2018

GLD AGM h19:45 September 15th,
Consort Room, The Grand, Brighton

Our latest News Articles:

  • The True Cost of Food (GreenLibDems.org.uk)
    Article: Jul 16, 2018

    A new report from researchers at Oxford University and the Swiss agricultural research institute Agroscope provide a comprehensive database on the environmental impacts of almost 40,000 farms and 1,600 processing plants and retailers. The database is design to inform policy makers on how production practices and local geographies lead to different environmental impacts for 40 major foods. Producers have a profound impact on CO2 equivalent of the same product. For example, high-impact beef producers create 105kg of CO2 equivalent and use 370m2 of land per 100grams of protein while low-impact producers can use 12 to 50 time fewer resources to obtain the same result. By way of comparison, low-impact plant-based proteins such as beans and peas can create just 0.3kg of CO2 equivalents (including processing, packaging and transport) to produce the same 100grams of protein. On just one square meter of land!

  • Scotland's Renewables (GreenLibDems.org.uk)
    Article: Jul 16, 2018
    In GLD Challenge Summer 2018

    Scotland now produces more than twice as much renewable energy as it consumes.

    Between 2016 and 2017 the amount of power produced by the industry grew by 26%.

    In 2017 the country's fleet of hydro, wind, solar, biomass, tidal and green gas generators

    produced almost 25 terawatt hours. Scotland produces 25% of all UK renewable electricity.

  • Togo Electrification (GreenLibDems.org.uk)
    Article: Jul 16, 2018
    In GLD Challenge Summer 2018

    The Togo government has launched an energy policy to provide universal access to electricity by 2030.

    The strategy which will transform lives in nearly 1,000 communities, relies heavily on solar energy.

    Solar kit company Greenlight Planet has won a tender to distribute 300,000 units over the next three years.

  • Challenge front cover Summer 2018 (GreenLibDems.org.uk)
    Article: Jul 16, 2018
    By Christian Vassie (Editor) in GLD Challenge Summer 2018

    Fake Facts

    When my dad wants facts he still marches down to the public library because he doesn't trust the internet. If a fact is published in a book you can at least have confidence that it won't disappear in 35 minutes' time. Facts are a sandwich found on the middle shelf in the fridge. How long has it been there? Does it smell funny? Is it homemade or from a reputable supplier? Facts are fashion accessories. Do I look cooler with this one or that one? Can I wear it in public or is it only for wearing at home on the sofa in front of the TV?

  • Challenge front cover Summer 2018 (GreenLibDems.org.uk)
    Article: Jul 16, 2018
    By Christian Vassie (Editor) in GLD Challenge
  • Article: Jul 15, 2018
    By Keith Melton

    Some of you may have seen links to my recent Blog posts in the GLD Facebook page, but when we discussed this recently at the GLD exec, it was suggested it may be appropriate to briefly make the link here in a short signpost article in case others may wish to access them. There are three linked posts looking at Climate change and environmental issues and relating them to our current (and possible new?!) relationship with the EU. They have all been in July, so here is the link to all three. Enjoy...

  • Challenge front cover Summer 2018 (GreenLibDems.org.uk)
    Article: Jul 6, 2018

    Let's not fool ourselves, the flora and fauna of this planet are under pressure like never before, but we should nonetheless recognise and celebrate each and every conservation success story, if only to encourage us to do work harder. In late May the IUCN brought good news for 12 critically endangered species, among them the Mauritius Falcon which had been reduced to just four known birds in 1974, including one breeding female. Captive breeding, supplementary feeding, nest-site enhancement and predator control, and enabled the population to rise to 400 birds today. Other recovering species include the New Zealand Archery Frog, the greater bamboo lemur, and the Lebanese cedar.

  • Challenge front cover Summer 2018 (GreenLibDems.org.uk)
    Article: Jul 6, 2018

    A group of Indian engineers have invented a filter to convert diesel fumes into ink. Fitted to the generators that are widely used during the regular power cuts that cripple India's electricity supplies, the filters remove 90% of the soot particulates in the exhaust gases. The soot is sold on to ink manufacturers. Chakri Innovation have sold 53 machines to governmental agencies, saving 1,500 billion litres of air from pollution. Over a million people die from atmospheric pollution every year in India.

  • Plastic Odyssey (GreenLibDems.org.uk)
    Article: Jul 6, 2018

    Plastic Odyssey

    A group of young French engineers set themselves the challenge of creating a boat that could be powered by pyrolysis of waste plastic. The prototype had its maiden voyage in mid-June.

    Their ambition is to democratise this still expensive technology as well as drawing attention to the huge volumes of plastic in our oceans.

  • US City at night (GreenLibDems.org.uk)
    Article: Jul 3, 2018

    More than 70 US cities have adopted a 100 percent renewable electricity goal. That number has doubled over the last twelve months, courtesy of Donald Trump's determination to steer the nation in the opposite direct. Among the latest cities to sign up is one in the deep red south. Atlanta, Georgia has a population of 490,000 and is the largest city in the South. It hasn't set itself the most demanding of targets - the 2050 deadline is fifteen years further away than the politicians wanted - but the path they have chosen is for a homegrown energy transformation rather than relying on out of state wind power.