MK is committed to the creation of a National Assembly, which would produce a Climate Change Act to set out actions to reduce greenhouse emissions and develop a truly sustainable, low carbon economy across the Duchy. MK is particularly determined to make Cornwall more self-sufficient, with greater resilience in terms of food production, energy production and supply networks.
Mebyon Kernow understands that to achieve real sustainability we must foster radical changes to every aspect of our lives. Our policy commitments include working towards:
A Green New Deal for Cornwall that creates high-quality jobs in environmental sectors, through initiatives such as an enhanced programme of home insulation, green electricity through renewable energy schemes, in particular geothermal, and the development of a green integrated transport system.
A decentralised and sustainable economy which provides local needs as locally as possible, invests in local food production, and reduces levels of long-distance travel and dependence on imports.
A zero waste strategy which invests in the radical reduction of waste and increased re-use and recycling, eliminating landfill and incineration.
MK is also campaigning to protect Cornwall’s green fields from inappropriate and unsustainable development.