Campaigners call on Cameron to tackle climate change
CAFOD with Stop Climate Chaos at the Treasury
Campaigners tell the PM: "Green is working"
Green is working
Stop Climate Chaos organisations deliver letter to the PM
On 18 October, over 200 people in green hard hats and green ties gathered outside the Treasury to urge the government to tackle climate change and support green jobs.
CAFOD campaigners joined other development agencies, faith groups and green businesses in recreating the iconic ‘Labour isn’t working’ poster of the 1970s, but with a green twist. Under the banner ‘Green is working’, the Stop Climate Chaos coalition stood united to call on David Cameron to get all parts of his government to take the green economy seriously.
“We’re here to show the government that green is working,” said CAFOD head of campaigns Clare Lyons, “The green economy accounted for nearly a million jobs and a third of the UK’s economic growth last year.
“We’re committed to tackling poverty, and we cannot do that without tackling climate change, because the world’s poorest people are those who are most affected by a changing climate. The good news is that there is something that we in the UK can do – urge our government to ensure they deliver on the promises made in the Climate Act to cut carbon emissions.”
After the demonstration, a smaller group delivered a joint letter to Downing Street, signed by 55 member organisations including CAFOD. The letter calls on the Prime Minister to stand by the Climate Act that he supported in opposition and step in to ensure his government doesn't lock the UK into decades of polluting fossil fuels.