Climate change of concern to Green Party candidates

SIX Green Party candidates will be fighting for votes when East Cambridgeshire goes to the polls. They are fighting the election on achieving zero waste, preparing for climate change and promoting better public spaces. They are pledging to: # set and meet

SIX Green Party candidates will be fighting for votes when East Cambridgeshire goes to the polls.

They are fighting the election on achieving zero waste, preparing for climate change and promoting better public spaces.

They are pledging to:

# set and meet annual targets for recycling, working in partnership with local businesses to reduce waste and oppose the construction of any new waste incinerator.

# set targets for cutting emissions, plan land-use to minimise the threat of flooding and work with developers to incorporate renewable energy technologies into new buildings.

# promote imaginative investment in public spaces, ensuring they meet the needs of all sectors of the community.

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The party is expecting substantial gains nationally and a spokesman said: "People who support the Green Party know we cannot carry on as we are.

"East Cambridgeshire Green Party is all about local solutions that help us live in balance with the world around us. Supporting the Greens challenges the worn out approach of the three main parties and promotes an environmentally friendly alternative.