Monday, 15 June 2015

Climate change: Speak up >>> lobbying Parliament >>> >>> Weds 17th June

The UN Paris conference on climate change is nearing:
Futures Forum: Climate change: looking towards Paris

In fact, the UN's special adviser Jeffrey Sachs says this will be crucial:
We have six months to save the world, says leading economist - World - News - The Independent

There are still issues about the public perception of climate change, however:
Futures Forum: Climate change: Bloated UK

And there are fears that, despite commitments from countries to reduce emissions, early analyses by climate researchers and environmental groups show the combined impact falls short of the sharp cuts in emissions that scientists say are required to keep global warming in check.
What countries have offered for Paris climate agreement | Daily Mail Online

This coming Wednesday, a broad coalition of campaign groups across the UK will be descending on Parliament:

17 June event photo

Climate change lobby | CAFOD

Speak Up For The Love Of... Climate Lobby | The Climate Coalition

Speak Up Mass Lobby of Parliament on 17 June

March parliament

The election is over and a fresh batch of MPs are settling in. Let’s make sure they know we demand action on climate change, right from the start of the new Government.

You can play your part by coming to Parliament on 17 June to lobby your MP alongside thousands of others at the 'Speak up' mass lobby. Collectively we'll be sending a strong message to every MP that action on climate change is now more urgent than ever.

Not sure how to influence your MP? Don't worry, our political expert will be holding workshops on the day to make sure that you're a force to be reckoned with.

It should be an unforgettable day. There will be fringe events in the morning, then between 1-4pm we'll meet our MPs near Parliament. At 4.30pm there will be a grand finale with inspiring speakers.

Speak Up Mass Lobby of Parliament on 17 June | Friends of the Earth


Mass Lobby of Parliament | Campaign against Climate Change

Message for pro-climate change MPs: #itshappening | 1010
Parliament, it's time we had a little talk | 1010

Christian Aid: Speak up about climate change - charity today
Day of climate action - Christian Aid

Several local groups will be sending representatives to London:
Sustainable Crediton - Climate Lobby at Westminster on June 17th,
Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon to join largest lobby on parliament (From This Is Wiltshire)
Christian comment: Speak up for the love of the world | Frome Standard
Mass Lobby of Parliament on Climate Change – Free train ticket on Plymouth CathSoc Blog

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