General election: What’s on the green agenda?

With the general election campaign now gearing up, the UK’s main parties are already unveiling eye-catching pledges to capitalise on the surge in public concern around climate change and environmental issues.

Labour’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell has laid out plans for a £250bn investment fund to slash the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions over ten years. The Liberal Democrats, meanwhile, would set aside £15bn to retrofit as many as 26 million homes over the next parliament.

Conservative chancellor Sajid Javid has torn up his party’s spending rules, pledging to spend an extra £20bn a year on infrastructure projects, although with less of a green focus than the other parties. 

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