03 Oct '11, 9am

Conservatives face fresh calls to revive green agenda

Prime Minister David Cameron has once again been accused of failing to deliver on his pledge to lead the "greenest government ever" as green NGOs and businesses stepped up calls for the Conservative Party to reinvigorate its environmental agenda at its annual conference in Manchester. The conference kicked off yesterday with the launch of a new pamphlet on "modern, compassionate Conservatism" and a session on the environment and climate change. FURTHER READING Tories' high-carbon ambitions threaten to torpedo “greenest government” tag Waste industry blasts Pickles' weekly bin collection plans Writing in the foreword to the pamphlet, Cameron reasserted his commitment to modernising the Conservative Party insisting that "as a Party, we have changed the way we look, what we do, and the things we think about. We have brought a new focus to social action, development, the NHS a...

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