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Green Party announces Earth Overshoot Action Plan

Green Party co-leader Carla Denyer has launched the Green Party’s Earth Overshoot action plan.

Earth Overshoot Day, the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year, fell on 2nd August this year. However, the UK’s overshoot day has already passed – it fell on19th May. In a week when the government has made a series of measures which will make the overshoot even worse, the Green Party has launched an ‘Earth Overshoot Day action plan’ to help move the UK date as late as possible.

The plan focuses on three key areas of energy, housing and transport. Carla was quoted: “It is important we recognise the hugely unequal way in which the world’s resources are consumed, with multi-billion pound corporations and a small number of individuals bearing the largest responsibility for overshoot. This is why Greens would increase taxes on fossil fuel polluters and the super-rich to address inequality and fund the green transition.”

More details here.