General election: What green pledges have the parties made so far?

With climate change and the environment set to be important issues in the general election campaign, ENDS takes a look at what the main parties have announced so far.

Conservatives

A moratorium on fracking announced last week generated positive headlines for the Conservative government, which has long been criticised for promoting the controversial practice. 

Business secretary Andrea Leadsom announced on Saturday that earthquakes at the UK’s only active fracking site - at Preston New Road near Blackpool - led the government to conclude “that we should put a moratorium on fracking in England with immediate effect”.

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