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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

Brighton Libdem Conference September 2018

Our latest News Articles:

  • Earth form the moon
    Article: Jun 20, 2018
    By Keith Melton

    Following extensive discussions at the GLD 30th Anniversary Conference held in Nottingham in May, Conference organiser and GLD Exec member Keith Melton looked at policy resolutions to put before the Autumn Conference in Brighton. He has also considered a resolution which looks at how the Liberal Democrats should treat Green issues in a strategic electoral sense. The suggested resolution below has been passed by Newark and Sherwood Liberal Democrats in the name of Keith Melton, who was also responsible for organising the original Nottingham Conference back in 1988 from which the Green Liberal Democrats was created. Keith was Chair of the Liberal Ecology Group at the time and had been active in Liberal politics since 1964.

  • Document: Jun 7, 2018
    284.7 KiB drawing or desktop publishing document

    GLD Process for accreditation of candidates Issue1.3. Approved by GLD Exec Apr2018
    Green Liberal Democrats (GLD) Accreditation Process for Candidates/those in post.
    This is for endorsement as a Liberal Democrat who visibly supports 'Green'values & policies
     Benefits to the candidate of a simple way to show their green credentials to voters, to
    enlist support from green Liberal Democrats and be supported by GLD resources.
    The GLD accredited candidate will have a right to use the GLD logo with their literature
     Benefits to the Green Liberal Democrats of promoting policies internally &externally. GLD will have the right to publish lists of accredited candidates and to promote support for them amongst GLD members and publicly.
    Principle Requirements 1. To be both a Green Liberal Democrat and Liberal Democrat paid-up member. 2. To uphold the values of the Green Liberal Democrats and key policies below. 3. To be able to show their support by some action in these areas (past & ongoing). 4. Not to bring the Liberal Democrats or Green Liberal Democrats into disrepute.
    Accreditation Process The applicant should be in the process of seeking councillor, parliamentary or other party post candidature approval or election. The accreditation process target is to achieve decision within 3weeks. If approved the accreditation normally lasts for 5years 1. Applicants to fill out this short application form committing to the above. 2. Executive Officer to assess the form, interview the candidate by whatever means to sufficient level to achieve their approval. 3. Treasurer to check their membership situation. 4. Recording of the accreditation on an online database restricted to some GLD Exec members and name/contact email published publicly online so that GLD members and supporters can identify candidates to support. Note the same titular GLD Executive Officer or the GLD Chair can withdraw the accreditation at any point if there is evidence the candidate is not meeting the principle requirements. The candidate for GLD Accreditation has a right to appeal to the GLD chair and beyond that to the GLD President whose decision will be final. Candidate needs to sign up to the Mission and Objectives below (as in GLD Constitution)  I shall raise awareness of environmental issues among the electorate and encourage them to support these issues within Liberal Democrat social and economic policies.  I will promote an environmentally responsible approach to policy formation and implementation.  I will seek out and provide information and political education from a green perspective to the electorate.  I support developing links with wider green movement as appropriate for local action  I will welcome those that share concern for the environment and encourage their support for green Liberal Democrat policies.
     By signing this form you are authorising GLD, the data controller, to record your accreditation status and associated notes alongside your existing membership details, and to publish your name and email address on our website as an accredited candidate, alongside any photo and bio you care to provide us with for that purpose. For details of our data policies, see https://greenlibdems.org.uk/en/page/membership-faq and the website privacy policy
    Candidate name/signature/date................................................................................................
    GLD Memb. No, (if known) .............
    Seat area/organisation role/status ............................................................................................
    Contact tel.......................................... email ..............................................................
    Send to info@greenlibdems.org.uk If this commitment is rescinded by the candidate then GLD must be informed.

  • Article: Jun 3, 2018

    Responding to a written parliamentary question answered by the Finance Secretary confirming that progress on the devolution of air passenger duty remains ongoing, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "Instead of using Brexit, the EU and the Highlands and Islands airports exemption as a pathetic excuse on APD cuts, the Scottish Government should just abandon their anti-environmental policy.

  • Liberal Democrat logo large
    Article: Jun 2, 2018
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    On 22 May 2018, Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change spokesperson, Lynne Featherstone hosted a talk with former President of the Geological Society Professor Peter Styles on the increased risk of earthquakes due to fracking.

    Professor Styles is calling for the implementation of buffer zones and stricter regulations, forcing fracking companies to assess dangers and faults.

    Commenting on Professor Styles' speech, Lynne Featherstone said:

    "Fracking is an unnecessary, invasive and dangerous distraction from the very urgent need to move away from carbon-based energy and towards sustainable energy sources.

    "There is a growing consensus that fracking is destructive to the environment and dangerous to the public. The Government must response to the increasing number of experts speaking out against the practice."

  • Canterbury West Train Station ()
    Article: Jun 1, 2018

    The proposed multi-storey car park for Canterbury Road West is an economic, environmental and cultural albatross.

    The Liberal Democrat party understands the need for commuter parking, but we say it cannot come at the expense of air quality - which already exceeds permitted levels in the area. It cannot come at the expense of traffic chaos and it cannot come at the expense of other more environmentally-friendly forms of transport. A better alternative for Canterbury is needed.

  • Article: Jun 1, 2018

    Wiltshire Council isn't very good at fixing potholes, so councillors Brian Mathew and Steve Oldrieve are making a modest suggestion to improve matters. This motion went to the council meeting on May 22nd::

    Notice of Motion No. 7 - The Use of Plastic Waste in Road Repairs, Re-Surfacing and Construction

  • Article: May 17, 2018
    By Simon Oliver

    Two announcements today throw into sharp relief the detachment from reality currently being suffered by the Tory government.

    In one, it has been announced that the UK is among a group of EU countries being prosecuted by the EU for air pollution violations. This could lead to significant fines, which will no doubt be used by Brexit fanatics as a justification for leaving. After all, they are our children, so we can gas them if we want to!!!!

  • Green Lib Dems on Climate Change March 2015 (Steve.Bolter@greenlibdems.org.uk)
    Article: May 17, 2018

    Vince Cable talks of his green awakening in the 70's and whilst writing the United Nations' Brundtland Report in the 1980's

    (Vince will be speaking at the GreenLibDems conference in Nottingham on Saturday 19th May)

    Filmed at the Green Lib Dems 30th Birthday Fringe at the Southport Libdem Conference , 10th March 2018.

  • Charging POint
    Article: May 17, 2018

    Kent Liberal Democrats are calling for electric car charging points to be included in all future parking development to speed up the county's conversion to electric vehicles.

    At full council meeting on Thursday, May 17, Antony Hook, Liberal Democrats spokesperson for economic development, will propose that KCC adopts a raft of measures to make it easier for Kent residents and businesses to switch to electric vehicles.

  • Article: May 16, 2018
    By Keith Melton

    We know from various contacts that there are members out there who would really have liked ot come to the Green Liberal Democrat conference on Saturday but for various reason cannot get to Nottingham to participate in the debates. We are therefore delighted to be able to tell you that you can at least eavesdrop on two of the most important sessions of the day, LIVE, on your internet devices, whether they be PCs, laptops or even mobiles.