Karen launches local campaign with Oxfam for a global deal on climate change

Posted: 12/10/09

Climate change is a big deal I thought I'd make a big deal with residents of Westminster to tackle it.

That's why I am spearheading a new local campaign with Oxfam to build public support in the run up to Copenhagen.

The campaign kicked off on Monday at Oxfam in St. John's Wood High Street. We held a 'Big Deal' on the day with local residents. The idea was that residents help us fight climate change by buying items provided by Oxfam, but that they could also get those items for free by signing the local petition which Oxfam and myself will present to the Rt Hon Joan Ruddock MP, Minister at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, in November. Oxfam and I will also be collecting signatures for the petition over the next month at various spots in the constituency.

We need to make sure that the Government campaigns for a global deal on climate change in Copenhagen. Popular grassroots pressure is essential if we are to emerge from Copenhagen in December with a strong global deal to meet the threat of climate change. We all need to do our bit and Oxfam's Big Deal initiative and the petition we are rolling out will ensure that Westminster rises to the challenge.

Get in touch at k.buck@rpkn-labour.co.uk if you think you could help collect signatures to the petition.