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  • Article: Dec 23, 2018
    By Steve Mason

    It is clear that developing an unconventional oil and gas industry in the UK will result in unacceptable negative impacts on local communities, local democracy, energy security, jobs, the climate, health and the environment, and that the government should instead be urgently developing an energy policy and infrastructure that provides the clean renewable energy future that our country - and the planet - so desperately needs.

  • Corporate Debt Outsanding as % GDP (Felix Dodds)
    Article: Dec 10, 2018

    In October there was a very interesting briefing by UNCTAD of its report on Debt Vulnerabilities in Developing Countries: "A New Debt Trap? and its Trade and Development report." It was the first of these reports that interested me most due to its coverage on the alarming trends in debt and extent of the debt crisis.

  • 1.5 degrees to stay alive
    Article: Nov 29, 2018
    GLDNEWS November 2018
    Protest: Together for Climate Justice - Saturday 1st December 2018 http://grn.lib.dm/a417KS Join The Green Liberal Democrats: We meet from 11:45 near Great Portland Street tube station (Met & Circle), where there is a pub, a Pizza express and shelter. It is only about 200 metres east of the Regents Park station (Bakerloo). Please bring your GLD banner from the Brexit demo if you still have it. Background: The recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) is a landmark for our planet; setting out just what is at stake if we breach 1.5°C of Global warming. Maps, speakers and more at: http://grn.lib.dm/a417KS * Please subscribe to our website for Daily Updates (we don't update every day, but this way you get notifications that day not a week later!) http://grn.lib.dm/en/subscribe-by-email Volunteers please for Beverly Green Day (Yorkshire) 30 March 2019 http://grn.lib.dm/e4MK GLD NOTTINGHAM CONFERENCE Saturday 15th June 2019 http://greenlibdems.org.uk/gldconf2019 We need bold action on climate change says Sir Ed Davey MP http://grn.lib.dm/a617M0 Heathrow 3rd Runway motion to Southwark Council by Cllr Graham Neale: http://grn.lib.dm/a217Mk A choice of evils: Landfill vs Burning Refuse by Julian Hawkins http://grn.lib.dm/a417LW Bristol Council declare a Climate Emergency (Peter Bruce) http://grn.lib.dm/a617K4 Greening the Workplace by Kevin Daws http://grn.lib.dm/a117LB Liberal Democrat Trade Unionists call for action on Climate Change http://grn.lib.dm/a517LC Model Motion for Trade Unions to affiliate to the Campaign Against Climate Change http://grn.lib.dm/a817LB The FrackFree United Declaration http://grn.lib.dm/a717KR Climate Emergency: Jane Brophy's speech to Trafford Council http://grn.lib.dm/a517MB Fracking: Jane Brophy's speech to Trafford Council http://grn.lib.dm/a217MC Badger Culling: Jane Brophy's speech to Trafford Council on http://grn.lib.dm/a817Mz Joint statement from Lib Dems, Green Party, SNP and Plaid Cymru on Barnier meeting http://grn.lib.dm/a217JN Climate Change Armistice 100 legacy : Mary Page declares a Climate Emergency http://grn.lib.dm/a817LZ Rugby Borough Council Air Quality Annual Status Report http://grn.lib.dm/a117JN Southampton City Council Clean Air Zone consultation response http://grn.lib.dm/a517M0 Banking on Climate Change, Fossil Fuels report 2018. http://grn.lib.dm/a017MD Brexit Welter: opinion by George Miles http://grn.lib.dm/a917MC ACCREDITATION: If you are a councillor/MP/etc or a candidate then you should be interested in Green Liberal Democrat Accreditation that enables you to use our logos with your news and campaigning material and access GLD members locally who might help you in your area. https://greenlibdems.org.uk/en/page/candidate-accreditation YOUTH OFFICER: Green activists in the Liberal Democrats are looking for a volunteer Youth Officer. We're looking for keen green-minded members to help us publicise the vacancy and advise the GLD Exec on how best to work with young people. http://grn.lib.dm/a817w5 HELP US TO GROW: Please encourage your friends to Join GLD, via the website. https://greenlibdems.org.uk/en/page/join-now We have a public facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/greenlibdems/ We have a facebook group where members can post and receive advice and help with campaigns, info etc at https://www.facebook.com/groups/GLDMem/ Our TWITTER is @GreenLibDems https://twitter.com/greenlibdems Our INSTAGRAM is https://www.instagram.com/greenlibdems/ Please subscribe to our website for Daily Updates (we don't update every day, but this way you get them that day not a week later!) http://grn.lib.dm/en/subscribe-by-email, Congratulations on reading this far - most people won't as they're super busy, but you, dear reader, have: so please think about contributing to our GLD website and newsletters, without more content we are invisible...maybe you've an old student article on your hard drive (or ten) that you can quickly convert for us? Checkout the searchbox top right to see what subjects are outdated or missing from our archives. This email will be discarded in minutes but our GLD webpages are forever and should pop up in google searches. We have followed the GDPR guidance at https://www.libdems.org.uk/gdpr Email gldnews at greenlibdems.org.uk (edited by George Miles - sorry for any mistokes)
  • Stonehenge Summer Solstice Sunrise 2016 (George Miles dicegeorge.com)
    Article: Nov 29, 2018

    Welter is an old word which Almona Choudhbury (hoping to be the next MP for Newbury) introduced me to - its meaning has transmogrified over the centuries into a confused mess, tossed around in mud and blood in the bilges of language, becoming in 2004 "A dumpy who enjoys non-sports and likes to argue and can't let the argument go and is an idiot."

  • Article: Nov 29, 2018

    This ninth annual fossil fuel finance report card grades banks
    on their policy commitments regarding extreme fossil fuel
    financing and calculates their financing for these fuels from
    2015 to 2017.

    Not good, but essential reading: https://www.banktrack.org/download/banking_on_climate_change_2018_fossil_fuel_finance_report_card/banking_on_climate_change_2018_web_final_1.pdf

  • Article: Nov 29, 2018

    Councillor Jane Brophy's Climate Emergency speech at 1 hours 34 minutes:

    Scientists have been warning us for decades that Climate Change is the greatest threat to humanity for thousands of years.

    The continuing emission of greenhouse gases and resulting global warming overshadows every other political issue.

  • Article: Nov 29, 2018

    Councillor Jane Brophy's Fracking speech at 2 hours 14 minutes:

    Fracking speech

    This motion reaffirms Trafford's opposition to Fracking.

    It is now very clear that consequences of fracking will be harmful for our borough, our region and our planet.

    Fracking is a harmful distraction from investment in clean and renewable energy.

  • Article: Nov 29, 2018
    By Jane Brophy

    Councillor Jane Brophy's Badger speech at 2 hours 14 minutes:

    Culling badgers is not only cruel it is flawed.

    Here in Trafford I believe we must completely oppose it.

    Bovine TB is a problem for cattle, not wildlife.

    Nearly all infections are transmitted between cattle and only a tiny number come from badgers.

  • Graham Neale at the Is Climate Change Accelerating? Fringe Meeting (KNDaws)
    Article: Nov 28, 2018

    Motion to Southwark Council
    from Councillor Graham Neale (GLD Chair)
    Seconded by Councillor Damian O'Brien
    Wednesday 28th November 2018

    Third runway at Heathrow

    1. Council assembly notes:
    a. The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report detailing the urgency of alleviating the extent and rapidity of man-made climate change.
    b. That aviation is a major worldwide contributer to man-made climate change.
    c. That the expansion of Heathrow airport by building a third runway is targeted at securing Heathrow's status as a hub for international connecting flights rather than in response to demand from London residents.
    d. That the planned third runway will mean more than 250,000 additional flights into Heathrow a year.

  • Trade Union Group
    Article: Nov 26, 2018
    By Kevin Daws

    As both an advocate and a practitioner of Community Politics it has never ceased to amaze me that as both a Party and as Green Liberal Democrats we have overlooked either the most important or the second most important community in most people's lives - the workplace community.

    Why aren't we looking for opportunities to utilise community politics in the workplace not so much to promote the Liberal Democrats or the Green Liberal Democrats but to share and promote our core principles and policies?