12 Feb 2008

GREENS URGED TO JOIN CLIMATE CHANGE BILL CAMPAIGN



INTERNAL NEWS: Green Party of England & Wales
For immediate release 12 February 2008


GREENS URGED TO JOIN CLIMATE CHANGE BILL CAMPAIGN

Green Party Principal Speaker Dr. Derek Wall has added his support to
the cross Parliamentary campaign that is trying to persuade the
Government to set a binding target of an 80% cut in Britain's CO2
emissions by 2050, rather than the 60% that is currently contained in
the Climate Change Bill.

Dr. Wall said

"The Government's targets are too low to seriously address climate
change. We need much stronger and firmer action so I am urging all
Green Party members, friends and supporters to join this campaign.
Protest gets results."

Later in the year MPs will be able to vote on whether to replace the
60% target with a tougher 80% target, which is supported by
environmental groups and leading scientists.

This group has two aims:

(1) to show the Government the strength of support for an 80% CO2
target;

(2) to encourage people across Britain to contact their local MP and
report back to the campaign every time an MP signs up to support the
80% target.

You can get more information and updates about the campaign by joining
the Facebook group at

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Climate-Change-60-cut-is-not-enough/11917166969?ref=s

To contact your MP, email them through http://www.upmystreet.com/commons/l/
, or write to them at House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

As soon as you get a response from your MP saying that they will (or
won't) support the 80% target, let the campaign know by emailing a
copy of their reply to Steve Webb at webbs@parliament.uk

or post at

Steve Webb, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

or fax it to him on 020 7219 1110 .

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