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GLD NEWS September 2020

September 18, 2020 7:52 PM
By Joe Dodd
Green Liberal Democrats Newsletter Sept 2020
The Green Liberal Democrats welcome a proven environmental campaigner at the top of the party.


* A Climate Champion as Leader of the Lib Dems
* Green Fringes at the Conference
* Zero Waste Week Event

*A Climate Champion as Leader of the Lib Dems


*The leadership election is finally over and Sir Ed Davey is the new leader of the Liberal Democrats. During the contest, the former Secretary of State championed his record in the coalition government in which he quadrupled renewable energy in the UK. *

*The Green Liberal Democrats welcome a proven environmental campaigner at the top of the party. Ed kicked off his "listening tour" of the UK recently. *

*We are determined to ensure the leader is listening to us!*

*Our Chair, Keith Melton wrote in his open letter to the new leader that he was pleased that "the environment [was] one of the central pillars of your campaign" and urged Ed to continue to put "green issues front and centre of the party's policy platform". *

*Read Keith's open letter to Ed.*


*Green Fringes at the Conference*

*This year the Lib Dem Autumn conference is taking place virtually.
The Green Lib Dems have a number of exciting fringe events coming up, which include the following:*

*Friday @ 17:00*

*2020 Vision - Leadership on the Road to COP*

*GLD together with sponsors Sustainability Hub* welcome Sir Ed Davey, Sarah Olney and others to discuss how Liberal Democrats can show leadership in the run up to COP26, with Keith Melton, Karen Potter* and other guests.*

*Saturday @ 12.00*

*2020 Vision - Wellbeing beats GDP*

*The time is right to transition the UK economy to one that values Wellbeing as highly a GDP. Join GLD for a joint session with Liberal Reform & Young Lib Dems that promises to be enlightening and lively...*

*Saturday @ 16.00*

*2020 Vision - Challenging the Tory Planning Regime*

*Join GLD as we discuss the Tories' proposed changes to planning rules and the resulting impact on people and place.*

*Speakers include Cllr Pippa Heylings and Cllr Adele Morris (LGA Lib Dems), and CPRE guest speaker. Chair: Martin Horwood.*

*Saturday @ 18.45*

*2020 Vision - Carbon Tax and Dividend*

*Join GLD for a debate on Carbon Pricing in relation to cutting GHG emissions - Carbon Tax & Dividend vs Emissions Trading Scheme.*

*Keith Mason (GLD Chair), John Leach, Julian Hawkins and others, plus a film from Deiter Helm CBE.*

*Monday @ 12.00*

*2020 Vision - Dr Jane Goodall - advice on caring for the planet*

*GLD welcomes Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE - Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace for advice on improving the lives of people, animals and the environment.*

*Everything is connected - everyone can make a difference.*

*(Dr Jane Goodall)*

*We believe that each generation is responsible for the fate of our planet…*

*(Lib Dems)*

* www.janegoodall.org.uk
* You can discover more about our Green Lib Dem fringe events at the Lib Dem conference on our website

*Sarah Olney is the new Climate Emergency Spokesperson*

*Ed has appointed Sarah Olney MP for Richmond Park as the new spokesperson on the climate emergency. *

*We welcome Sarah's appointment. Her other portfolios of business and transport complement the climate role as well as the Lib Dems make the case for investment in a green recovery after the pandemic. *


*Zero Waste Week Event *

*We organised an online event to celebrate Zero Waste Week last week. Joined by councillors from up and down the country speaking about their successes and failures on recycling and waste. *

*Thank you to everyone who attended, especially our excellent panelists of Cllr Jane Brophy, Cllr Paul Crossley, Cllr Pippa Heylings and Cllr Julia Neden-Watts. *

*[ http://grn.lib.dm/e9Rb] *


*Our mailing address is:*
The Green Liberal Democrats
8 Pillcroft Close
Gloucester, Gls GL3 4TD
United Kingdom