Ely Group Hand In Climate Change Petition At Number 10

PUBLISHED: 09:49 08 December 2009 | UPDATED: 11:08 04 May 2010

Jim Paice, Nigel Cooper, Ben Jupp and Jade Cawthray

Jim Paice, Nigel Cooper, Ben Jupp and Jade Cawthray

MP Jim Paice supported a group of Ely residents to present a petition at 10 Downing Street ahead of the Copenhagen Climate Change talks. The petition calls on the Prime Minster and the Government to: Use the Climate Change Act to achieve carbon reductions

MP Jim Paice supported a group of Ely residents to present a petition at 10 Downing Street ahead of the Copenhagen Climate Change talks.

The petition calls on the Prime Minster and the Government to:

- Use the Climate Change Act to achieve carbon reductions here in the UK

- Use their influence to achieve an effective outcome at the UN Climate Change Conference which takes place later this month.

It is all part of Ely Social Responsibility Forum's Environment Exhibitio, which has been taking place at Ely Cathedral. The event is aimed at increasing public awareness of environmental threats to the planet and encouraging people to do what they can to help.

Ben Jupp, chairman of the Forum and one of the event organisers said: "If, as is very likely, the threat to our life on the planet is not the figment of anyone's fertile imagination, our response should be all embracing. The petition makes our views known, nationally and internationally."

Mr Paice added: "I consider the economic, national security and environmental consequences of dangerous climate change to be too serious to ignore and therefore believe it vital that an effective global deal is agreed to at Copenhagen. I am glad that Ely Social Responsibility Forum is doing what they can to encourage the Government to show real leadership on this issue and was delighted to join them in making their petition at Downing Street.

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