It’s been by far the greenest campaign in UK election history, with parties pledging tougher policies on the environment and climate change.

But in a year of Greta Thunberg’s UN speech and Sir David Attenborough’s documentaries on the state of the planet, how far do the parties really go?

Well, after 30 years reporting this issue, I think that for the first time major parties have policies that match up to the scale of the challenge.

Cutting emissions

There is a consensus the UK must virtually eliminate its greenhouse-gas emissions in coming decades – but the deadline varies greatly. The Green Party makes the most radical pitch, pledging to ban the gases – which are created by burning fossil fuels and contribute to global warming – by 2030. This

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