WinACC to join mass lobby
Thousands of people will be going to Westminster on 26 June for what organisers hope will be the biggest mass lobby on climate change ever.
Local climate change charity WinACC (Winchester Action on Climate Change) will be there and is calling on people to join them at Winchester station at 11am to take the train.
The lobby will be made up of thousands of people meeting MPs outside parliament. WinACC will join people from all over Hampshire, from Portsmouth and Southampton to Basingstoke and Alton in asking MPs to take action on the climate crisis.
Local MP George Hollingbery has promised to meet the WinACC delegation at 1.30pm.
On 1 May 2019, the UK became the first Parliament in the world to declare a climate emergency. The mass lobby is demanding that Parliament must now set a new target of net zero emissions by 2050.
WinACC’s new chair Jock Macdonald said: “Last year UK government statistics showed three-quarters of people were concerned about climate change. Now in 2019 even more of us, including our young people, are concerned. The Earth Day march on Easter Monday showed that people of Winchester feel strongly we need to act together to prevent a looming global crisis.
“We must do much more and do it more quickly. Climate change is too important to be a party political issue. It is essential that every MP signs up to an action plan to cut the energy we use in the UK, to cut the greenhouse gases we let pollute our atmosphere, and increase the amount of renewable power we generate”.
Find out more about joining the Mass Lobby at winacc.org.uk