The climate crisis demands immediate action. We are pushing with all our combined forces for a radical transition to a sustainable society and economy. With fairness as the basis, so that the strongest shoulders bear the heaviest weight. That requires political ambition and courage.
Other political parties may see the climate crisis as a side issue, GroenLinks insists that Zwolle is a climate leader and early adopter, striving for climate neutrality in 2030.
This past period, with GroenLinks in the ruling Coalition, was highly effective in pushing Zwolle's climate approach. More funds were made available for sustainability and climate resilience than ever before. Thanks to GroenLinks, we can look back at four years of top effort for laying a strong foundation for speeding up the energy transition. This is tremendously important and the coming eight years are crucial. For this reason we have to make an even greater effort to speed up the transition, in order to reach our goals
Zwolle has a lot to do to mitigate and avoid climate change, but we need to have the national government on our side. Our city has a great deal of in-house expertise and together we can make great strides. So that in Zwolle, in the near future, our homes are comfortable, affordable, and above all sustainable, no matter where you live. We are stimulating green jobs on all levels, from installers to engineers to CEOs.
We support local initiatives because it is important that our citizens and residents can themselves begin with insulating their houses or buying solar panels. For those who will but cannot do it alone, we offer a helping hand, because everyone should be able to join the energy transition. We need to work in a fair and inclusive way on the climate crisis, if we really want to really progress.