Together Gibraltar Calls On Government To Be Cohesive On Its Green Agenda
In the midst of a climate emergency and on International Environment Day, Together Gibraltar is
alarmed to learn of the progression of the plans of hundreds of parking spaces being built under the
comprehensive schools, not only an environmental, but a formidable security risk.
A far back as March last year, party leader Marlene Hassan Nahon asked questions in Parliament
about the safety of these parking spots underneath the schools, and was assured that “Government
is going to provide the most secure schools possible for our children”. We then press released again in
December last year highlighting the security risk with no good answer forthcoming from the
Constant building projected over the next few years leaves concerns about air, noise and marine
pollution and we have the added problem of the disposal of the contaminated pile of rubble on the
Eastside. Together Gibraltar requests, on the behalf of the people of Gibraltar, what exact measures
are being taken with regards to protecting our health and the steps being implemented due to the
Further, we call on Government to explain the reasons for its lack of solar panelling and renewable
energy incentives that it promised to incorporate since 2011 on the housing estates they were going
to build, and then built without such incorporation.
It is ironic that while children are in Commonwealth park this morning for Environment Day, being
told to walk and take the bus to school to reduce traffic pollution, that at the same time Government
are forging ahead to not only build their schools on main highways, but to force them to breathe
polluted air by planning hundreds of parking’s under the schools. It is a misdemeanour that
Government are not leading on the climate emergency which is being emphasised by the children
Together Gibraltar pledges that when we get into Government we will not only put the safety and
security of the citizens of Gibraltar as our priority, we will lead on climate emergency matters for the
benefit of future generations.