Rosie Cooper MP

Working hard for the people of West Lancashire

23/04/07 Rosie comments on trip to Brazil

Rosie said:

“The purpose of this trip was to see first hand and understand the impact of climate change in a developing country with a growing economy. The Amazon is also one of the key ecological regions on the planet. Climate change is a global issue, the actions and decisions taken on the other side of the planet, for example not protecting the Amazonian rainforests, affect us here in the UK. The trips organisers the Worldwide Wildlife Fund took an all-party group of MPs that included Conservative MP and Liberal Democrat MP to broaden our understanding of this complex global issue. I was invited on the trip in my role as Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which is responsible for environmental issues like climate change. The Worldwide Wildlife Fund committed to offset any carbon emissions generated by this trip through plane and car travel.”

“I am currently seeking the views West Lancashire residents to help influence and inform the Government’s draft Climate Change Bill to ensure that we as a community and a country are best place to tackle the challenges of climate change.” 

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