Green: The klimaatspijbelaars sit in the government’


Groen: ‘De klimaatspijbelaars zitten in de regering’

Green held Saturday its first campaign day in the run up to the elections in may. A thousand members were provided with workshops on campaigning and were introduced to the ‘Plan A’, of the party, ‘because there is no planet B’.

President Meyrem Almaci called on the other parties, with a calculated climate plan to come. “What is your alternative?’, she asked. ‘Politicians who think that everything is naturally good, you are mistaken. If we don’t change the emissions by 2035 will not decrease, but increase. The klimaatspijbelaars sit in the governments and are not better than klimaatontkenners.’

Green explained last week its plan on the table to the emissions by 2030, by 55 percent to reduce. The most opgepikte measure was the rapid phasing out of petrol cards and salariswagens. ‘An attack on the wages of the middle class’, found other parties. “The current politicians seem to be the severity not to understand”, responded Almaci Saturday. “Yes, things will change. And that is necessary.’ She asked all parties with a calculated plan to come: ‘Then we can debate.”

Social policy

In addition to climate was Saturday the emphasis on the social policy implemented. ‘People get today is not the care to which they are entitled. And teachers are not getting the support they need. That is not human and we want to bring about change, ” says Almaci.

The party wants more staff in the classroom and more hands at the bedside of the sick. Green promises to provide for sufficient places in the youth and mental health, so that the waiting lists disappear.

The party begins with full confidence in the campaign: ‘This is a lot of support. The majority of the population wants from the system of the salariswagen and three-quarters supports our proposal of mobiliteitsbudget for each employee. So let’s just do it.”