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Green party wants to reduce consumption

Published lördag 29 oktober 2011 kl 16.46
Green spokeswoman Åsa Romson

The Swedish Green Party wants to tax plane tickets by an additional 300 SEK (US$47) in order to reduce climate changing emissions.

This is part of a five-point programme that the Greens want to bring in by 2025.

Other items include a wholly toxin-free environment for children; that all school meals should be cooked at the school; that Swedish forestry should involve keeping more older trees; and that Swedish energy consumption should be reduced by 20 per cent compared to today.

Åsa Romson is one of the two spokespeople for the Green Party. She says to Swedish Radio News that this is an ambitious programme, but that it would still not result in a truly sustainable society in Sweden.

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