If May was a momentous month for our planet then June needs to be even more so. In the same month that the UK Parliament declared a climate emergency, the independent advisory body to government, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) have reported that we are not on track to meet the UK’s current carbon reduction targets – let alone achieve more ambitious recommendations to address the climate emergency, set out in their report earlier this month. The security of people and nature depends on bold ambition, real progress, funding and legislation – and fast. With recent media and public attention on our changing climate, this is a critical time for us, as a Christian community passionate about God’s incredible world, to stand for nature.
The Mass Lobby on Wednesday 26th June gives us a crucially timed opportunity to tell our MPs that The Time Is Now for action to tackle climate change and environmental decline.
Great! Register or find out more about the Mass Lobby here. We are also inviting A Rocha supporters to gather with staff and volunteers from 11:15 on the steps of St Martin-in-the-Fields Church in Trafalgar Square ahead of the Walk of Witness at 11:30. Alternatively, do swing by and visit our stall at Church House Westminster on the day – we would love to say hello! Click here to find and book a coach leaving from your nearest city or here for more details on the exciting line-up of faith-related events happening on the day.
We can all help to keep the pressure on our MP’s to encourage Government to prioritise Net Zero by 2045. If you can’t make it to London, why not get your community together to organise a regional meeting with your MP? Or write to your MP? Pray too that MP’s will act, and that together, our contributions will shape our collective future.