45 constituents joined me yesterday as part of the Climate Coalition’s ‘The Time is Now’ virtual lobby, showing the deep concern on tackling the climate emergency We had a great conversation on how we can put the climate emergency at the centre of politics and how we ensure a green and fair recovery from the country the Covid-19 crisis. Coronavirus will require us to reset our economy and, in doing so, gives the chance to change the way we operate and tackle the climate crisis.

The issues that we discussed included sustainable economic development, creating green jobs, environmental land management, making resilient habitats and more emphasis on biodiversity, modal shifts in transport, debt cancellation for poorer countries, stopping the sale of disposable BBQs, retro-insulation of housing, net-zero standards for new building, and local action for a green recovery. I’ll be following up on the issues by pressing Ministers and working with local partners.

I was really pleased that so many people took the time to talk to me about the climate crisis; the largest number on one lobby in my ten years as an MP. It was great to their views on how we build a resilient, green and fair economy that works for everyone. We were agreed that a low carbon economy provides opportunities for sustainable growth, which must be shared across all regions.

Read more about my work on the climate emergency here.

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