Jersey

Jersey politician wants climate change out of plan

A Jersey politician has called for the island's government to remove references to climate change and carbon emissions from the Island Plan.

Senator Sarah Ferguson calls climate change "pseudo-scientific dogma" which she said was already out of date.

The Island Plan sets out the government's policy on how Jersey should be developed over 10 years.

In an amendment to the island plan proposition, Senator Ferguson wants all climate change references taken out.

She said that if climate change references were kept in, the island would be saying it was willing to lower the standard of living and prevent poorer countries from having access to reasonably priced energy.

She said: "This Island Plan is intended to last for 10 years. If this is the case it is less than sensible to include pseudo-scientific dogma which is already out of date."

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