How will the different parties tackle climate change?

How will the different parties tackle climate change?


Okay so within the manifestos there’s an
incredible level of detail given by some of the parties. You’ve got 11 pages
of commitments in the Liberal Democrat manifesto, you’ve got 14 pages in
Labour, you’ve got 23 pages in the Green Party
but only 2 pages and The Conservatives. Now such a wide range of policies are
sitting there. If we look at transport for example the Liberal Democrats want
to spend 10% of the transport budget on walking and cycling that’s a
good thing to do because Britain has been very slow in changing its cities
and becoming more environmentally friendly which will also help on our
health statistics as well. All of the parties have committed to planting
millions of trees even The Conservatives which are the lowest are proposing it
plant 30 million trees a year and Labour are proposing to plant up to 100 million
a year so again a really, really big commitment from all of the parties on
this issue. One interesting policy that’s been put forward by the Greens is that
they want to tax meat and dairy products because of the amount of emissions that
come from animals for example. That could seem quite radical and quite weird if
you think about it but what we can say is that their policies have often come
into the mainstream, the reason why we’re talking about climate change – or the main
parties are talking about climate change – is because of the massive campaigning by
the Green Party and others over years and years on this issue.

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