Stephen meets climate change campaigners from Cardiff and Penarth during lobby of Parliament

Stephen welcomed a number of Cardiff and Penarth climate change campaigners to the House of Commons yesterday.

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The visitors were in Westminster as part of an organised lobby of Parliament by a coalition of charities including CAFOD, Oxfam and Christian Aid, which saw more than 7,000 people from across the country converge on the Commons to highlight the issue.

“I was delighted to meet the local campaigners,” said Stephen.

“I believe that climate change is one of the most serious and complex challenges we face. It’s an issue I’ve studied, worked and campaigned on for over 12 years in a variety of capacities – in government, and at an international level working with NGOs and campaigning organisations.

“I believe we need concerted, immediate and sustained action to reduce carbon emissions and to avert the potentially serious environmental and economic consequences of climate change – both in the UK and in developing countries.

“It’s something I raised in Parliament last week, and yesterday I also pushed the Chancellor at Prime Minister’s Questions for diplomatic action to secure a global deal on emissions.”

 

 

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