Lib Dems focus on the Climate Emergency and the need to invest
Originally published by East Suffolk Liberal Democrats
CAMPAIGN 2019 - 27 DAYS TO POLLING DAy
STOPPING THE BREXIT CATASTROPHE MAY BE OUR IMMEDIATE CONCERN BUT TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE AND SAVING THE PLANET IS BY FAR OUR GREATEST CHALLENGE
We are in a climate emergency and the world needs urgent action. Australia bush fires, Venice flooding, California forest fires, UK floods. Global warming will not respect national boundaries, walls, barriers or species.
That's why we need a Liberal Democrat government to be part of a European and international response.
Only the Liberal Democrats have a bold and credible plan to tackle the climate emergency.
It's front and centre of our plan, because we can't build a brighter and sustainable future unless we save our precious planet for future generations to enjoy.
£100 billion over 5 years for climate and the environment
Today [15/11] Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor and Deputy Leader Ed Davey will be making his General Election keynote speech in Leeds.
The former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change will announce a Liberal Democrat government would spend and invest an extra £100 billion of public finance on tackling the climate emergency and environmental preservation.
Ed Davey is expected to say: "A Liberal Democrat Government will jump-start an economy-wide programme to tackle the climate emergency: I can announce today that across a 5 year Parliament, Liberal Democrats would spend and invest an extra £100 billion of public finance on climate action and environmental preservation.
"This includes a new £10 billion Renewable Power Fund to leverage in over £100 billion of extra private climate investment. This will fast-track deployment of clean energy, to make Britain not just the world leader in offshore wind, but also the global number one in tidal power too. And we will invest £15 billion more to make every building in the country greener, with an emergency ten-year programme to save energy, end fuel poverty and cut heating bills."
- Reach 80% renewable electricity by 2030
- Insulate all low-income homes by 2025
- Raise energy efficiency standards for new homes
- Invest £15 billion to retrofit 26 million homes.