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  • Wera Hobhouse MP, speaking at Southport Conference GLD fringe meeting (Jane Brophy)
    Article: Aug 22, 2019
    By Wera Hobhouse

    Responding to the Science and Technology Committee's report which has highlighted the lack of policies in place to deliver the net zero target by 2050, Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary of State for Climate Change and the Environment Wera Hobhouse said:

    "Climate change is the major crisis affecting not just the UK, but the world.

    "This report confirms what we already know: the Conservatives are squandering the legacy of the Liberal Democrats in Coalition and failing to take the climate emergency seriously, despite the devastation that will be caused if we sit on our hands. Liberal Democrats demand better.

    "Liberal Democrats would place tackling climate change at the heart of government. We would restore subsidies to renewable energy which were slashed by the Conservatives, we would reintroduce standards for zero-carbon homes and would bring forward the date to end new sales of petrol and diesel cars to 2030. All with the aim of reaching net-zero by 2045, five years earlier than this current government wants."

  • Article: Jul 27, 2019
    By Keith Melton

    Political crossroads

    By Keith Melton, Vice Chair - Campaigns - GLD

    We are at a political crossroads - the like of which I have not seen in all of my lifetime.

    We have a new Prime Minister who is a buffoon and a charlatan, promising the impossible. We have a parliament which has been tied up in knots for more than three years trying to resolve an intractable problem, unable or unwilling to find a reasonable basis for agreement. So much so, that everything other than Brexit has been virtually ignored or left in the hands of a civil service whose best brains have been poached by those trying to resolve the intractable problem!

  • GLD posters
    Article: Jul 11, 2019
    By Kevin Daws

    (What follows is a personal opinion)

    It is not an overstatement to say that 2019 has been a momentous year for the Liberal Democrats and the Green Liberal Democrats with the party achieving its best set of local election results since the 1990s and the best European Parliament Election results for 25 years.

  • Document: Jun 14, 2019
    107.59 KiB drawing or desktop publishing document
  • Article: Jun 14, 2019
    By George Miles and Keith Melton

    Green Liberal Democrat Conference - Nottingham University - Saturday 15th June 2019

    9.30 am onwards Registration opens - Foyer

    10.15 am - 10.50 am [C 01 (36)] New Councillor training. Green Issues: "Setting the agenda: 33 things Councillors can do" Cllr Steve Mason; Chris Crean - FoE Chair - Mary Page

  • Almona Choudhury
    Article: Jun 12, 2019
    By Almona Choudhury

    It is still uncertain what kind of Brexit we will have. Specific areas of UK environmental law will be affected differently depending on the nature of the UK's exit and a complex range of factors (such as the history and origin of the law, how it has been implemented into domestic law, whether it is an area that is directly relevant to access to the single market, wider policy objectives and whether the UK has a history of non-compliance).

  • Article: Jun 12, 2019

    #LibDemDivest

    A Green Liberal Democrat initiative in conjunction with Freinds of the Earth and Platform London

    Calling all Local Councillors.

    You can shift billions of pounds of LA Pension funds away from Climate Wrecking Fossil Fuels with #LibDemDivest an easy way to start saving the future whilst saving for the future!

  • Steven Bray and Vince Cable (Chris Hatcher)
    Article: Jun 12, 2019
    By Almona Choudhury

    Steven Bray is an ardent Remain activist from Wales, who makes daily protests against Brexit in front of the Houses of Parliament and is often referred to as the 'Mr. Stop Brexit shouty man'.

    Steven's protest began as a result of Theresa May triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty in March 2017 thereby formally initiating Britain's withdrawal from the EU.
  • Cllr. Jack Dart (Jack Dart)
    Article: Jun 12, 2019

    I'm very excited to be representing the young people of the UK at the Green Lib Dem conference. I'm even more excited to be joined by a roster of superb activists and Liberals who are passionate about solving some of the most urgent issues in history. We have but a few years to get our act together, otherwise we'll be condemning future generations to a lifetime of misery and unrest.

  • James Dart (James Dart)
    Article: Jun 12, 2019
    By James Dart

    I am a former school teacher who left teaching to focus on understanding Brexit, the sudden ubiquity of fake-news and the rise of the alt-right. Last year, I completed an MA in European Politics at the University of Exeter, whilst also co-founding 'Inspire EU' - a pro-European youth organisation with my brother Cllr. Jack Dart. In May of last year I stood as a City Councillor for the Lib Dems in Exeter, before moving to London to work for 'Scientists 4 EU' Social Media Intelligence Unit.

    I am passionate about raising awareness of the cause and effects of climate change through the medium of social media. Last May I reached out to over 1m people around the world - designing & sharing content relating to progressive issues such as Brexit, climate change, social justice and everything in between.

    Having taught both Science and Geography at Key Stages 1- 4, I have been incredibly impressed by the seriousness of young people when it comes to our evolving climate emergency. Where Boomers nonchalantly saw an unexpectedly hot day in December as a cause for celebration, these youngsters saw evidence of climate change.

    I am, therefore, cautiously optimistic that the generations coming through have the necessary appetite, energy and mentality to drive the change that we need throughout this decade. I very much look forward to speaking at the Green Lib Dem conference!

    James Dart

    (Co-founder of 'Inspire EU)

    Twitter: @InspireEUorg