Leading scientists have condemned the Tory record on tackling the climate crisis
Experts have accused the Tories of copying the anti-environment policies of right wing politicians in the US by deliberately weakening environmental protections. Sound environmental policies proposed since 2017 and opposed by the Tories would have led to emissions reductions of over 70m tonnes a year by 2030.
The climate emergency is a key battleground in the election, with the Liberal Democrats pledging to spend billions on the crisis.
The Conservatives cannot be trusted on the environment.
Liberal Democrats intend to tackle the climate emergency by generating 80% of our electricity from renewables by 2030 and insulating all low-income homes by 2025. If we're going to build a better future for our children, we must decarbonise capitalism so we would invest £100 billion of spending to fight the climate crisis.
Our proposals include a £10 billion Renewable Power Fund to generate an extra £100 billion of private sector investment. This will catapult Britain to the forefront of clean energy generation. It'll make us a world leader in not just off-shore wind, but tidal power. Not only that, we'll invest £15 billion in greener heating. We want to end fuel poverty by 2030. We'll invest in insulation, cutting energy usage and bills, and ensuring everyone can live in a properly heated home.