Lynne Featherstone MP joins the People’s Climate march in London

Lynne Featherstone MP on the People’s Climate March, LondonLynne Featherstone MP yesterday joined thousands of people in central London on the Climate March. It was one of 2,000 similar events taking place in 150 countries.

The marches seek to raise awareness of climate change issues, in advance of the summit on climate change in New York.

The Liberal Democrats are the only major party that prioritises tackling climate change.

The Lib Dem Secretary of State for Energy, Ed Davey, has secured a commitment to halve UK greenhouse gases by 2025. 200,000 new green jobs have been created since 2010, and the amount of electricity generated from offshore wind has doubled.

Further Lib Dem achievements include planting 1 million trees in England (as part of the first government tree planting programme since the 1970s) and introducing a 5p plastic bag charge to help clean up the environment and protect Britain’s natural habitat.

Lynne Featherstone MP commented:

“I really enjoyed attending the Climate March. There were so many different people there, all united behind one cause – making our planet greener and safer, by protecting in from the threats of climate change.

“The Liberal Democrats will never abandon our commitment to the environment. We are the only party that has a record of prioritising and delivering green jobs and green growth in Government. My Lib Dem colleague Ed Davey has worked hard to make sure the environment stays at the top of the agenda, even though it isn’t a priority for the Conservatives.

“Thanks to this, we’ve secured a vital commitment to halve UK greenhouse gases by 2025, along with so many other measures like tree-planting, a plastic bag charge and greater use of offshore wind.”