Huw delivers Christian Aid Climate Campaign Petition to 10 Downing Street

HID Christian Aid 10 Downing StreetAhead of the UN climate negotiations (COP21) in Paris at the end of this month, Huw Irranca-Davies has backed a petition calling on the UK Government to provide strong leadership on climate action.

Hundreds of climate campaign signatures from Christian Aid supporters in Wales were handed over to No.10 Downing Street, calling on the UK Government push for a science-based, fair and ambitious climate deal at the UN negotiations and for an increase support for poor countries to access low-carbon energy.  The Paris summit draws together world leaders to negotiate a new legally-binding universal agreement on climate change which will applicable to all countries

Leading the Wales delegation to Downing Street, the Chairman of parliament’s powerful Environmental Audit Committee Huw Irranca-Davies MP said: “I’m proud to stand with Christian Aid and many others who are calling on the Prime Minister to take decisive action on climate change, and to show leadership at a UK and international level. Whatever the outcome in Paris at COP21, significant work will be needed to see the UK shifting towards a greener, more sustainable future for this and future generations.”

Huw Thomas, Head of Christian Aid Wales said, “Our campaign on climate change has been backed by people from all over Wales and across the political spectrum, with people rightly concerned about the impact of global warming on their lives and the lives of the poorest people.  For 70 years Christian Aid has been fighting to make poverty history, but climate change threatens to make poverty permanent.

 

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