Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Friends Of The Earth Campaign Pledge

I Pledge to support all the carbon reducing policies of Friends of the Earth. The climate doesn't have lobbyists or wealthy donors to make its case during the General Election. But it's got us. Help be a voice for the environment – and pressure our leaders to address the urgent problem of climate change.

Policy 1: A local carbon budget for every local authority: that caps CO2 in the local area in line with the scientific demands for emissions cuts and local circumstances; and enough money and technical support to enable councils to do their bit to tackle climate change.

Policy 2: Sufficient investment in switching to a low carbon economy to: achieve a reduction in UK greenhouse gas emission of 42 per cent by 2020; create jobs and boost the recovery; and eliminate fuel poverty.

Policy 3: An international deal on cutting emissions where those responsible make the deepest cuts first, and developing countries are supported to grow in a low carbon way.

Policy 4: A new law which will tackle the major greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation caused by the UK’s dependence on imported feeds for livestock - and which will support better UK farming and domestic feed production.

They have a strategy video here

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