We pledge to work hard for:
- Effective plans to work together with communities and really make Kent net zero carbon by 2030, (see note below)
- Development of safer, more active travel for young and old, car-users and non-car users, alike; with integrated active private/public transport solutions, smarter not pricier.
- Investment in Green New Deal jobs in a more climate-friendly economy to build back fairer, and make all homes healthy and cheap-to-heat (using cheap municipal loans).
- Questions and scrutiny of powerful land-dealers in Kent, so that KCC can use natural solutions to combat the climate and ecological emergencies, by protecting & extending carbon-capturing natural landscapes.
- Opposition to Central Government when it forces unwise plans on East Kent, and opposition to any increase in KCC councillor allowances.
All our candidates have signed the South East Climate Alliance ABCD pledge, and pledge2030.uk and we support the CEE bill.
Note: May we respectfully point out,
The claim on another party’s campaign leaflet ‘costed plans to deliver net zero carbon by 2030’ is misleading. As the following Kent on-line story shows in May 2019, the Conservative majority pushed back, to 2050, the date for the county to become net zero carbon. https://www.kentonline.co.uk/kent/news/climate-change-emergency-but-it-can-wait-an-extra-20-years-205227/ Thus KCC are committed to become net zero carbon by 2030 only as regards the KCC offices & estate, not as regards the county. This is why neither KCC nor DDC are cited as compliant councils at the bottom of the home page of pledge2030.uk
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for our common good and the next generation’s.