Northern Ireland needs to play its part in international efforts to prevent the worst consequences of climate breakdown.
Introducing legislation to limit our greenhouse gas emissions will provide a clear framework within which we can set future policy. It will also send a signal to investors that we are committed to the technologies required to take Northern Ireland forward towards a low carbon economy, giving them confidence to invest in the green tech sector.
These measures will not only help Northern Ireland play its part in the global fight against climate change, but they will also help create jobs and lead to a fairer, more inclusive society.
The Green Party will ensure that all policies are benchmarked on whether they are good for the economy, good for people and good for the environment.