At The Time Is Now Mass lobby at parliament we’re campaigning all government departments to urgently bring forward policies to achieve net zero emissions. And go further, faster to achieve net zero emissions honestly, transparently and without caveats by 2045. Net zero will mean Britain no longer contributes to climate change.
UK investment overseas and at home is consistent with keeping the global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees. This should include stopping all new public support for fossil fuels overseas. The UK shows leadership by connecting the crises of poverty, environmental degradation and climate change, and makes concrete commitments to combat them at key international events.
Michael is a CAFOD campaigner from Rhyl, he said, ‘I joined 23 other constituents from the North Wales area. It was an early start for me as I’m usually in bed at midday as I work nights so 5am was a bit of a shock to the system. While we were en-route to London we were told the estimated amount of people attending this mass lobby was a massive 16,000. I had arranged to meet with my local MP Chris Ruane, Vale of Clwyd; unfortunately, due to parliamentary debates that he was involved in he wasn’t able to meet us in the line of people waiting for their MPs. Chris therefore, decided to invite us to the Houses of Parliament to meet instead. He met us along with the other people off the North Wales coach so we didn’t have to wait in a massive line to get through security and then took us to a much quieter entrance.’
“I was very impressed with the responses to questions Chris gave and he seems very hands on in his approach to helping us reach ‘net zero.’ If I have learned anything from today it would be that no matter the age difference between constituents’ we all joined together like a big knot to fight for what we believe in.”
If you are interested in joining future CAFOD campaigns, visit CAFOD website or perhaps you could organise a Creation Celebration in your parish. Contact Colette in the volunteer centre for more information on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07779 804 242.