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Green Liberal Democrat Motion to Lib Dem Spring Conference 2021

January 9, 2021 6:22 PM

voteLeading on international development

Green Liberal Democrat Motion to Lib Dem Spring Conference 2021

Conference condemns the Chancellor`s recent decision to cut International Aid by one third from
0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI) as a backward step both morally and economically for the UK
and one that will reverse progress in the many countries receiving such aid, making it more difficult
for the poorest nations to meet climate change challenges.

Conference notes:

Conference recognises that:

Conference reaffirms the Liberal Democrat position that "… each generation is responsible for the
fate of our planet and, by safeguarding the balance of nature and the environment, for the long-term
continuity of life in all its forms."

Conference therefore calls for the Government:

Conference further calls for:

Conference hereby recommits Liberal Democrats to our 2010 manifesto promise on Climate Change
to "… ensure that adaptation and mitigation measures should be financed by industrialised nations
on top of existing aid commitments."