I was delighted that so many constituents travelled to London yesterday for the ‘Time Is Now’ lobby. I met them all for over an hour talking about many aspects of the climate emergency.
We discussed the opportunity to bring forward the 2050 ‘zero carbon’ target and the need for milestones as we decarbonise, funding research to help us address the issues, reducing demand for air travel, the UK’s international responsibility, and the role that a Citizen’s Assembly could play in building public support – among many things.
I’ve campaigned on climate change and environmental issues since I was elected in 2010 (see more about my work here), and am encouraged by stronger public support in recent months, but we need to continue building support for the radical action needed to address the climate emergency situation.
I will be holding an open meeting to discuss climate change with Sheffield Climate Alliance in September, as part of the 2019 Big Conversation. It’s on Tuesday 17th September, 7:30pm to 9pm at the Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James Street, S1 2EW.It would be great to see anybody interested there or, if you can’t make that event, any of the other open meetings.