Submitted by: 14 members.
Mover: Charley Hasted.
Summation: Sarah Dyke MP.
Conference notes that:
Conference further believes that disabled and older people deserve to have access to options which allow them to take a full and equal part in the fight against climate change and in society as a whole.
Conference therefore calls for:
Applicability: England only.
Submitted by: Liberal Democrat Disability Association
Mover: Lucy Tonge.
Summation: Katharine Macy.
After d) (line 17), insert:
e) Eco-ableism is a large issue within the climate emergency debate that leads to the stigmatisation of disabled people who often rely, for example, on single use plastic medical equipment such feeding tubes, cannulas and IV tubes to survive.
f) Disabled people are amongst the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, yet are some of those least likely to be meaningfully included in the climate justice movement.
After 5. (line 54), insert:
6. Education surrounding the importance of inclusive climate solutions that acknowledge the needs of disabled people and their increased vulnerability to the effects of the changing climate, for example more frequent extreme heat and flooding.
7. The government to establish a scrutiny group of intersectional representatives from those communities that are most heavily impacted by the effects of climate change to consult on the inclusivity of all climate mitigation measures before they are implemented.