Marisha Ray - your no. 1 choice for London
Climate Change
As a councillor, I campaigned for - and we delivered - a climate change fund to provide the capital needed to local organisations wishing to reduce their CO2 output. I am a strong supporter of the Lib Dem vision for a zero carbon London by 2050. I believe that annual CO2 reduction targets and public monitoring of them is the best way to achieve this.
I not only campaigned for the climate change fund on the doorsteps up and down our borough, but I also, as a council cabinet member, carefully monitored the fund's performance.
Receding glaciers in high mountain ranges and polar regions may seem remote from London. But it is right here in our city, and right now, that we must make make an effort to deal with climate change. Receding glaciers in high mountain ranges and polar regions may seem remote from London. But it is right here in our city, and right now, that we must make make an effort to deal with climate change.
To deal with climate change effectively, we cannot and should not hive the issues off to a lead environment representative. Climate change is the responsibility of every individual and every leader, no matter who they are, to do what they can - for example, by encouraging cycling. As a cabinet member for community safety, I publicised a police intiative to reduce bicycle theft from parts of central London. Theft was a common reason given for the unease local officer workers and residents felt about using their bikes. Hundreds of bikes were labelled and reducing bike theft became a priority of the local police on our streets.
I will campaign with you for the plans you have for your area to reduce climate change and adapt to its impact. Whether you wish to campaign to fund large infrastructure changes or for smaller changes to enable your local community to comfortably and conveniently live a "greener" life in a way that works for your area, I will work with you.
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