Well we have a new government - lots of new MPs
Right now it’s good to write to MPs about climate issues.
A postal letter to your MP at the House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA tends to have more impact than an email.
You can find details of MPs at the They Work for You website.
Explain about the science and why you are concerned, ask for real commitment.
State our demands. Include these four bullet points from Campaign Against Climate Change in every letter so there is consistency.
We are calling on the next Government to move from delay to action in the following ways:
· From delay to action: 10% emissions cuts year on year, creating at least one million climate jobs.
· From fracking and fossil fuels to renewable energy for all our needs.
· From cold homes and energy waste to insulation for all.
· From exploitation to climate justice: UK support for a just international climate deal.
Speak up on 17th June
Join thousands of people in Westminster for a day of action.
It’s from 1-4 with a final rally at 4.30 p.m.
Be part of the UK’s biggest ever meeting with MPs on climate change.
Make bunting. There’s a guide on the website but we’re just looking for pictures of things you floe and fear you might lose as a result of climate change.
This is a message from Campaign against Climate Change May 2015
No one expected this result, but we now have a Conservative government, and one thing is sure - the need to fight for action on climate change will be greater than ever before. With other party leaders, Cameron promised to hold to the emissions targets in the Climate Change Act, ban unabated coal power and seek a fair, strong, legally binding, global climate deal which limits temperature rises to below 2C
...but the Conservative manifesto stands in stark contrast, pledging to "halt the spread of onshore wind farms", and expand domestic oil and gas production, including fracking. And we have seen the previous government's record. The clock is ticking for our climate and we cannot afford another five years of fossil fuel subsidies, faltering renewables investment and reckless road-building.
We have huge challenges ahead in this crucial year for climate action; let's start by holding new MPs to account. On 17th June there will be a mass lobby of Parliament. Join thousands of others to tell your MP in person why fighting climate change matters and take part in a historic event. Find out more about the plans for the day for this event, organised by the Climate Coalition. Transport is being organised from many parts of the country, and details will be added here as more arrangements are finalised. Sign up now!
Then on 20th June the Campaign against Climate Change will be joining the Climate Bloc on the People's Assembly demonstration against Austerity. Stand up against cuts and call for investment in an alternative energy future and climate jobs! Find out more and join on Facebook.
As well as big national events, we need to organise locally, making links not just with other environmentalists but with other social movements and people from all walks of life. Our Time to Act on Climate Change campaign is still going strong - get in touch if you'd like to be involved or hold a local meeting (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Best wishes and solidarity