Swinson calls for UK Citizens’ Climate Assembly at Glasgow climate march

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has today joined the Glasgow climate march and called for radical proposals to tackle climate change.

Jo Swinson said:

"It was inspiring to see so many determined young people at the Glasgow Youth Climate March today. We all urgently need to raise awareness of the climate crisis and demand strong action to stop irreversible damage.

"Protecting the planet for future generations is a cause close to my heart, when I think of my own two boys. They, and all children, cannot be made to pay because Governments like our current one did not take action in time.

"A Liberal Democrat Government would implement a radical climate change proposal, that aims to get us to net zero greenhouse emissions by 2045. It includes ambitious targets to generate 80% of electricity from renewables by 2030 and a reintroduction of zero-carbon standard for new homes.

"We would also engage everyone in the country to help achieve this, by establishing a UK Citizens’ Climate Assembly."

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