West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper this week met with constituents in Parliament at the ‘Time is Now’ rally.
Reports say over 12,000 people joined the march, which brought together a host of organisations led by Greener UK and The Climate Coalition, and included RSPB, Woodland Trust, Friends of the Earth and The Wildlife Trusts. Religious organisations Christian Aid and CAFOD were also present.
In all, 220 MPs met with their constituents to discuss their concerns and the call for ambitious action to tackle the climate and environmental crisis.
West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper commented:
“I was pleased to meet with my constituents who committed to being in Westminster for the mass lobby and such were the high numbers in attendance, they also endured endless queues to get into Parliament to speak with me.
“I have been clear in my view that as a country we need to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and invest and explore alternative, greener, renewable energies to sustain our future.
“Labour, in a world first, is calling for Parliament to declare an environment and climate emergency, and for the Government to take action commensurate with the emergency.
“Complacency about the UK’s limited progress on climate will have dire consequences for our society and the natural world. Recent activism has been a massive and necessary wake up call for rapid and dramatic action. Only concerted government intervention through a Green Industrial Revolution can deliver the scale of change needed.
“As well as tackling the environment and climate emergency, a Green Industrial Revolution will create hundreds of thousands of good jobs, transforming whole regions of the UK held back for decades.”