Daniel Zeichner MP for Cambridge joined Christian Aid, CAFOD and Tearfund to show his support for a global agreement on tackling climate change to be agreed in Paris this December.
The MP spoke to Miguel Magalang, a local councillor from the Philippines who explained how Typhoon Haiyan devastated his homeland in 2013, and called on world leaders to do all they can to secure an ambitious global climate change agreement this year, for the benefit of the world’s poorest people.
Daniel Zeichner MP said, "Climate change is one of the most important issues in today’s world. Already people across the globe are feeling the impacts of climate change, we must act now for their sake. Meeting Miguel brought home the reality of climate change in countries like the Philippines. It is often the world's poorest people who are hit hardest by it despite them doing the least to cause it.
Simon Kirkland, UK Parliamentary Adviser at Christian Aid said, "We are really grateful that Daniel Zeichner took time out during the conference to stand in solidarity with the world’s poorest people who are being affected by climate change. The conference in Paris later this year is a key opportunity for us to make a significant step towards a cleaner future. This could help transform the lives of some of the poorest and most vulnerable people, helping end the climate change that pushes people deeper into poverty. As world leaders prepare their contributions to the global climate agreement, politicians from all political parties need to lead the way to a fair and ambitious agreement."
In the run up to Paris, there are lots of activities happening to push for a fair and ambitious climate agreement. To find one near you, go to fortheloveof.org.uk/paris-cop-events-uk/