City MP Stephen Morgan has joined hundreds of thousands of people up and down the country proudly wearing green hearts to show they want to protect the people, places and lives they love from climate change.
The Portsmouth South MP is backing The Climate Coalition’s ‘Show The Love’ campaign which celebrates things that could be lost without efforts to tackle climate change – from beaches to bees and cricket to coffee.
The Climate Coalition is made up of more than 130 organisations representing over 15 million people, ranging from aid agencies such as CAFOD and Christian Aid to groups such as the Women’s Institute, WWF, RSPB, and the National Trust.
Stephen Morgan MP said:
“It’s really important to take a moment to reflect on what could be under threat in our own lives.
The Climate Coalition are doing invaluable work bringing people and groups together to take action on climate change. It is vital we work together to protect people, places and life so that we no longer contribute to climate change.
I’m proud to support on behalf of the people of Portsmouth a net zero future before 2050. I want to be part of leaving a legacy for our city’s future generations that we can all be proud of.
I will continue to campaign for this in Portsmouth and push the Government in Parliament to act.”
The UN’s climate science body highlighted in October the need to prevent dangerous climate change, with a warning that failing to keep temperature rises below 1.5oC compared to pre-industrial levels will have worldwide consequences.
More than 179 MPs including Stephen Morgan have signed a letter calling for the government to set a target of ensuring the UK no longer contributes to climate change within a generation.
Clara Goldsmith, Director of Campaigns at The Climate Coalition, said:
“Climate change is already changing the things we love in the UK. It’s also hitting the most vulnerable people, whether that’s very young or elderly people struggling with heatwaves here at home or those in poor communities overseas affected by a loss of crops or more severe disasters.
That’s why we need to take action, including calling on the government to set an ambitious target to reduce the emissions which are driving climate change.”
To find out what’s happening up and down the country, visit theclimatecoalition.org or search #ShowTheLove on social media and join the nation’s biggest climate change conversation.