Today Stephen attended the ‘Time is Now’ climate lobby, which involved over 16,000 people from across the UK, asking government to pursue climate action. The lobby was organised by The Climate Coalition.
Although Parliament has recently passed legislation for a Net Zero emissions target by 2050, The Climate Coalition – including many prominent faith groups, such as Christian Aid, Islamic Relief, and CAFOD – are campaigning for a 2045 target instead.
Stephen enjoyed meeting representatives of local climate groups and members of faith organisations. Speaking after the event, he said: “As the lobby suggests, the time really is now to take environmental action. I hope the environmentally regressive policy decisions of this government will be reversed as soon as possible. It is important that the UK now grasps this opportunity to lead the way, and one way it can start is by phasing out fossil fuels and embracing renewable energy”.