“I want people in Eltham and Plumstead to have their say in what should be in the government’s Climate Change Bill. The Bill will be one of the most important pieces of legilsation introduced in Parliament for many years. It will be published soon and the government is going to allow a great deal of time for people to comment upon it.
I want to encourage as many people as possible to participate in these discussions. If you live in the Eltham constituency then please get in touch.
The science behind global warming is now widely accepted. The recent report from Lord Stern, commissioned by Gordon Brown, showed that if we fail to deal with climate change now, we will face an economic as well as an environmental disaster.
The government has always taken climate change seriously. The UK has already met its Kyoto commitment to reduce carbon emissions and is committed to reaching its own tougher targets on greenhouse gas emissions by 2010. Now it wants to cut CO2 emissions by 60 per cent by the year 2050.
I have had numerous meetings with the environment minister David Miliband to discuss the Bill. I want to include your views in future discussions, so please get in touch. Whether or not we agree on the best way forward, your views are important and will become part of the consultation process.
Click here to get in touch to let me know what you think.”