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West Suffolk Liberal Democrats

We need bold action on climate change

January 25, 2019 9:38 AM

We only have twelve years left to radically alter our impact on the planet and to limit the climate change dangers of extreme weather, drought, floods and poverty.

CO2 emissions still rising

It is already ten years since parliament passed the Climate Change Act. It was a radical piece of legislation - made more radical by Lib Dem input.

Lib Dem MP and former Energy Secretary Ed Davey said: "For the first time, the Act set meaningful and achievable targets to help us decarbonise. It's a model that has been adopted all over the world. The biggest Lib Dem successes came on renewables and European co-operation "

Now the Met Office has forecast that the level of climate-warming carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is forecast to rise by a near-record amount in 2019.

But that domestic and international climate progress is being squandered by the Conservatives. Since 2015, the Tories have gone backwards in so many policy areas - from scrapping our Zero Carbon Homes regulation to selling off the Green Investment Bank. And internationally, Brexit will undermine our influence at the EU and UN.

If you are worried about climate change and you want to take action, please join our campaign at https://www.libdems.org.uk/climate-change.