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City MP backs climate change target

Stephen Morgan, MP for Portsmouth South, has backed calls for the Government to end the UK’s contribution to climate change. 

The aim is to bring the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement placing the UK at the forefront of the race for investment in clean industries, creating jobs and inspiring the next generation. 

Members of Parliament are being invited to sign a letter to the Prime Minister, which welcomes the announcement that Ministers have asked the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) for advice on reaching a new zero emissions target, asking the Government to do more. 

A net zero emissions target will cut energy bills by improving the efficiency of homes and businesses, abolish exhaust pipe emissions that pollute the air, and help bring about the restoration of natural habitats.

Attending an event this week which marked ten years since the Climate Change Act was passed, Stephen Morgan MP said:

I have joined calls for the Prime Minister to do more to tackle climate change because without ambitious action climate change will remain one of the greatest threats to our environment.

As one of the most densely populated cities in the UK, Portsmouth will benefit greatly from Ministers taking climate change seriously.

It’s really important that we work to improve to make our city cleaner, more energy efficient and protect our natural environment by joining the rest of the UK in shouldering our responsibility and leading the fight against climate change.”

Paula Ann Savage, Milton campaigner joined Mr Morgan for the event in Parliament. Backing the action by the city MP she added:

“The council and local people have a key role to play to create low carbon and climate-resilient communities. 

By all working together on this we can improve health outcomes, save the council money, create jobs, boost the local economy, enhance the natural environment and strengthen local transport. 

As a local campaigner I want to work with Stephen to realisethese benefits and opportunities of climate action in my local area and Portsmouth as a whole”.