31 Aug '14, 11pm

NGOs call for manifestos to create a 'greener Britain'

The UK's leading green NGOs will today call on the main political parties to commit to delivering an ambitious new package of environmental policies as part of their manifestos for the 2015 election. The group, which includes Friends of the Earth, Green Alliance, Greenpeace, National Trust, RSPB, and WWF, collectively represents over seven million members and will urge political leaders to sign up to seven environmental goals designed to curb climate risks, boost the UK's economy, and deliver more sustainable and livable communities. FURTHER READING Liberals Democrats plan to ban 'unabated' coal and offer tax cuts for greener homes A Greener Britain - What are the chances? The goals are set out in a new report, Greener Britain - Practical Proposals for Party Manifestos from the Environment and Conservation Sector , and are backed by specific policy recommendations that wil...

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