SERIOUS MONDAY: NO U-TURN ON CARBON REPORTING !

Campaigners are calling for the public to back the fight to make UK companies come clean about their carbon emissions.

Earlier this year, protestors were celebrating after the government agreed to include mandatory carbon reporting for large companies.

But ministers are now trying to do a U-turn and remove compulsory reporting from the UK Climate Change Bill which is currently making its way through parliament.

Christian Aid is now urging everyone to email Environment Minister, Hilary Benn, demanding that the hard-won amendment is not dropped from the final bill.

The charity argues that although the UK’s “official” carbon emissions account for just 2 per cent of the global total, this jumps to 12-15 per cent when you include the international activities of UK firms.

It says this makes the compulsory reporting rule vital in the fight against climate change.

Former Environment Minister, Elliot Morley, is now proposing a new clause to the bill which would reinstate the reporting rules for companies. If you’d like to support him in this, you need to email your own MP asking for their support.

You can do this through the Christian Aid website here

There’s also a pre-written letter to Hilary Benn about the Climate Change Bill which you can send via the Christian Aid site.  To find out more, log onto here

Once there, you can also back a separate campaign which is calling on the government to set a target of cutting our emissions by 80 per cent, rather than 60 per cent over the next 50 years.

Susan

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