5 December 2019
As diplomats and ministers meet in Madrid for the latest global climate talks and the head of the UN warns we are rapidly reaching the point of no return, Green Party co-leader, Sian Berry, will visit Exeter on Tuesday 10th December to push the party’s Green New Deal as the solution to the climate emergency.
During her visit to the city, Sian Berry will campaign with Green Party parliamentary candidate for Exeter, Joe Levy, and meet volunteers, student climate strikers and member of the public. She will visit the city centre to learn first-hand about Exeter’s dangerous levels of air pollution and try out one of the new electric bicycles from the Co-bikes hire scheme which offer a solution both to poor air quality and carbon emissions.
Sian Berry said:
“It is great to be visiting Exeter in a year when the Green Party has had more success than ever before. With the first elected Green councillor on Exeter City Council this year and Greens narrowly missing first place in the European elections, this is a city where Greens are on the up.
I know this is a city where concerns about the climate emergency run deep. Home to the Met Office and boasting a large student climate network, Exeter is ripe for a Green MP. An MP who will join Caroline Lucas in parliament to push our positive solutions to the climate crisis.
With warnings from the UN Secretary General that we are in danger of reaching the point of no return, it is clear that we need a bold and radical plan to fight the climate crisis at the scale that scientists say is necessary. That plan is our Green New Deal.”
Green Party parliamentary candidate, Joe Levy, added:
“I am delighted that Sian Berry will be joining us in Exeter to push our bold solutions to the twin crises of climate breakdown and social inequality. Our carefully thought through and fully costed Green New Deal would invest £100 billion a year in transforming our economy and society so we achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.
For Exeter this will mean insulating every leaky home, so eliminating fuel poverty, and revolutionising our transport system so that public transport is frequent and affordable. A Green New Deal will help keep people warm in their homes and improve the air we breathe by reducing congestion and making our streets safe for walking and cycling. All this will improve health as well as create thousands of new jobs in the city.”
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