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The environment was one of the two key reasons why I started voting Liberal and Liberal Democrat in the 1980s.

We only have the one planet - there is no planet B - so we must ensure that we treat it properly for our children's and grandchildren's sakes. We must eliminate carbon from the fuel we use as quickly as possible. This means investing in green energy, such as wind, solar and tidal power, as well as rolling out a programme to insulate everyone's home efficiently within the next 10 years.

We must provide more and better integrated public transport at a cost that people can afford, as well as significantly increase the take-up of electrically powered vehicles.

We must plant more trees - at least 40,000 hectares each year - and preserve carbon stocks like peatlands. We also need to address the growing crisis in biodiversity, such as working with overseas governments to reduce monocultures as well as preserving and restoring damaged ecosystems.