Chancellor must invest in a Green New Deal to protect climate and communities

The Green Party are calling for a budget that will give us a realistic chance of avoiding climate breakdown and, at the same time, tackle the shameful inequalies in our society. Jonathan Bartley: “This is about making the transition to a low-carbon economy while putting more money into people’s pockets.” Greens say budget must include the necessary investment in climate action to create thousands of jobs and protect the environment Party calls on government to end fuel duty freeze and introduce Frequent Flyer Levy to help fund public transport revolution The Chancellor must use this week’s budget [Wednesday 11 March] to announce the rapid and deep investment necessary to tackle the climate c

Floods, the new normal

Increased Flooding Predicted by Climate Science In 2007, violent summer storms caused widespread flooding in England affecting 55,000 properties, claiming 13 lives. It was described as the largest ever peacetime emergency Costing more than £3 billion. Following the floods Sir Michael Pitt was asked to compile a report and make recommendations to the Government. In presenting his report he said: ‘the risk of flooding continues to escalate, making the events that shattered so many communities last year an ever-increasing threat” [1] Since 1995, governments of the world have been warned annually of the growing threat and impacts of Climate Change. This was the year of the first UN Climate Co

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