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Lib Dem green plans welcomed

August 28, 2007 6:00 PM

Liberal Democrat proposals unveiled today aimed at making the UK carbon neutral by 2050, have been welcomed by Friends of the Earth. The plans can be seen in full at www.libdems.org.uk/news/liberal-democrats-reveal-plans-for-zero-carbon-britain.13117.html

Friends of the Earth director, Tony Juniper said:

"We are delighted that the Liberal Democrats have come up with a range of progressive policies aimed at making the UK carbon neutral by 2050. The leadership must now increase pressure on the other main parties to follow suit.

New policies are urgently needed to cut UK emissions, which have risen under Labour despite promises of substantial cuts. This must include strengthening Government proposals for a new climate change law. Politicians from all parties must insist that it includes international aviation and leads to a cut in UK carbon dioxide emissions of at least three per cent every year."