Politics of Climate Change: Main Political Parties’ Stances on Climate Action

To achieve the target of reaching net zero by 2050 at the latest, there needs to be a top-down policy change. In this piece, I will attempt to breakdown how the 3 main political parties within Westminster aim to mitigate climate change.


ᶦ Conservatives, ‘Our Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution’ (Conservatives, 2020), <https://www.conservatives.com/news/green-industrial-revolution> Accessed 4 June 2021

ᶦᶦ Labour, ‘A Green Industrial Revolution’ (Labour, 2019), <https://labour.org.uk/manifesto-2019/a-green-industrial-revolution/> Accessed 4 June 2021

ᶦᶦᶦ Liberal Democrats, ‘Our plan for tackling the climate emergency’ (Liberal Democrats, 2019) <https://www.libdems.org.uk/climate-emergency-plan> Accessed 4 June 2021

ᶦᵛ Liberal Democrats, ‘2019 Liberal Democrat Manifesto’ (Liberal Democrats, 2019) <https://www.libdems.org.uk/plan> Accessed 4 June 2021

ᵛ Ibid

ᵛᶦ H Lock, ‘6 Ways the UK Is Already Breaking Its Climate Promises in 2021’ (Global Citizen, 2021), <https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/uk-breaking-climate-promises-cop26-2021/?template=next> Accessed 4 June 2021.

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