Twenty people turned up on Friday 14th October to witness both Haringey’s MPs, Catherine West and David Lammy, signing up to the environment pledge – see photos attached

 

The pledge, backed by a range of green groups including Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, WWF and the RSPB, states:

 

“ I believe that following the EU referendum, the UK government, working with administrations in Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh, must build a healthy and prosperous future for all.

This means a thriving natural world on land and at sea, clean air and water, communities connected to nature, and a sustainable economy.

For the wellbeing of my constituents, for people at home and abroad, and for future generations who will depend on a flourishing and secure planet, I will do everything in my power to:

 

  • Establish the UK as a world leader on the environment by committing to match or exceed current environmental, wildlife and habitat protections.

 

  • Ensure the UK leads on climate change by publishing robust low carbon investment plans and ratifying the Paris Agreement this year.
  • Create a countryside richer in nature by supporting farmers and landowners to deliver environmental benefits alongside a thriving farming sector.”

 

Catherine said she was dismayed at the latest report from the government’s Climate Change Committee showing that the UK is falling behind its existing targets to cut CO2 emissions, let alone the tougher targets needed to meet our Paris Climate Treaty commitments, and she promised to quiz the minister on the issue and keep up the pressure.

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