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Lanarkshire and Falkirk Liberal Democrats

Cole-Hamilton calls for greener communities and a tree for every citizen

May 2, 2022 12:14 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today called for Scotland's local authorities to play their part in tackling the climate emergency and called for a tree to be planted for every citizen in Scotland.

The party's local election manifesto commits to:

Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

"Scotland's climate targets are among the strongest in the world because of the work done by Scottish Liberal Democrats to lift ambitions.

"Sadly these targets have been missed for years because SNP ministers refuse to get serious about the climate emergency. It's unconscionable that they are still backing a third runway at Heathrow.

"Meanwhile the Green party have abandoned their manifesto promise to reduce rail fares and received a ticking off from Greenpeace over their defence of the Scottish Government's policies on oil and gas.

"I want to see action at every level of government to move Scotland towards net zero. Planting a tree for every single Scot would be a powerful symbol of that ambition.

"Every Scottish Liberal Democrat councillor elected on 5th May will be a champion for greener and cleaner communities."