Ten years ago, MPs came together to pass a ground-breaking law: the Climate Change Act. The law was the first of its kind and showed that the UK was serious about tackling climate change.
However, ten years on, we know that we need to be going much further and faster with our emissions cuts if we are going to limit the word effects of climate change.
We need to set a net zero target before 2050, this means only producing the same amount of greenhouse gases that we take in.
A group of MPs have already come together to ask for this by signing a letter. But if we are going to set a new target, we need more MPs to sign up.
Please click on the link here to sign a card to your MP and ask them to be a Zero Hero.
We will add your name, along with others in your constituency, and deliver it to them.
When you click on the link you will also see the MPs who have and haven’t signed the letter.
Watch a very short video by clicking here.
If you have a bit more time, please consider writing a personal letter to your MP asking them to support a new climate target before 2050. You can check out our climate change factsheet here for some more detailed information.
FACT: The 423 million people who are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change are already living in extreme poverty. That’s more than the populations of the USA and UK combined.