The Climate Emergency

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It goes without saying that the Green Party are at the forefront of the fight against climate collapse.

We were warning about the imminent dangers of carbonisation when the other main parties were busy bailing out the bankers.

It was a Green Party councillor who introduced the first climate change emergency motion in the world.

It was Caroline Lucas who first proposed the Green New Deal in 2008 only to be ignored by pretty much every other political party.

Our policies and proposals on care for the environment and the de-carbonisation of our economy goes far further than those of any other party.  We have very ambitious plans and yes they will require a huge investment, both in terms of finance and resources.

But the existential threat to all of us from climate collapse demands urgent and ambitious action.  We have 10 years to deal with these issues before we could be at a tipping point.  If that happens, whatever we do won’t be enough.

We have to push forward boldly now to make up for all those years when we did nothing.  Where we simply paid lip service to green issues and ticked the environmentalism box without really meaning it.

It’s about more than encouraging solar panels and electric cars.  We’re calling for a radical and fundamental re-alignment of our economy and society so that everything we do from now has climate action at its heart.

I believe this is the only way we can ensure that future generations actually have a future.

If you want to protect that future for yourself, your children and their children, a vote for the Greens will send a strong message to government that we are serious about these issues.

Even if you don’t think the Greens can win, a large swing to the Green Party will make the other parties sit up and take notice, like they have already done on so many other issues the Green party have campaigned on for decades.

A Green vote can really make a difference, and we need to start seeing that difference in everything we do.

If not now, when?

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