There is no better time to act on climate change than right now. With the UK elections only 44 days away, it is a critical time to make climate change an election issue, be it through completing a climate action card in your parish or online and sending it to Downing Street ahead of the election, or by asking your local candidates directly what their stance is on climate change.
It is not just up to politicians in the UK though—it is up to all of us. Later this year, we would like to invite you to Change Gears for Climate Change.
CAFOD and Westminster Justice and Peace are teaming up with several other organisations who want to see an international agreement on the reduction of carbon emissions at the UN Paris Climate talks in December 2015. To highlight the huge importance of these talks, supporters are planning to cycle to Paris to take part in rallies of support for climate justice.
Phase 1 of the ride will run from London to Newhaven between 29 and 31 August, with phase 2, from Dieppe to Paris, taking place in the first week of December. For more information, to sign up as a rider, or to volunteer as a helper, contact Westminster Justice and Peace on email@example.com or CAFOD Westminster on 0208 449 6970 or firstname.lastname@example.org!
Why not sign up for Pedal Against Poverty – it’s 19 miles of excellent training for the bike ride! Visit http://pedalagainstpoverty2015.eventbrite.co.uk for more information and to sign up!