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The Liberal Democrats' £100bn pledge to tackle the climate emergency

November 15, 2019 3:29 PM
By Leicester Liberal Democrats via UK Liberal Democrats in UK Liberal Democrats
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

The climate crisis is doing irreversible damage to our planet, and our country deserves a government that has a clear, ambitious plan to tackle the climate emergency. That's the Liberal Democrats.

We previously announced our bold green plan to build a brighter future, and today we go a step further as Ed Davey unveils the Liberal Democrats' latest economic pledge in taking urgent climate action.

A Liberal Democrat government will jump-start an economy-wide programme to tackle the climate emergency. Across a five year parliament, we will spend and invest an extra £100 billion of public finance on climate action and environmental preservation.

A Liberal Democrat government will jump-start an economy-wide programme to tackle the climate emergency.

This will include a new £10 billion Renewable Power Fund to leverage in over £100 billion of extra private climate investment.

This will fast-track deployment of clean energy, to make Britain not just the world leader in offshore wind, but also the global number one in tidal power too. There will also be a £15 billion investment to make every building in the country greener, with an emergency ten-year programme to save energy, end fuel poverty and cut heating bills.

This election debate on the economy and public spending has Brexit at its heart, and the simple fact is, no party's economic plan is remotely credible unless it starts with stopping Brexit.

With stopping Brexit as our number one economic policy, the Liberal Democrats won't just grow the economy faster, but we'll generate a £50 billion Remain Bonus and invest it in public services and tackling inequality.

Published and promoted by Alan Fox on behalf of Nitesh Dave, Chris Coghlan and Ian Bradwell (Liberal Democrats) all at 59 St. Albans Road, Leicester LE2 1GF

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