Climate change campaign update

Just under a week ago we launched our “60% is not enough” climate change campaign on Facebook. A bit of background to the campaign is in my post from last weekend.

We’ve already had a fantastic response, with over 700 people signing up as ‘fans’ and the number is rising hour by hour. If you are on Facebook (or want to sign up) and want to back the campaign, you can visit

One of the goals of the site is to identify which MPs would support an amendment to the Climate Change Bill to replace the 60% CO2 cuts by 2050 target with an 80% figure. We want people to ask their local MP that direct question and then report back to the site with the answer. We will keep running totals of which MPs are on board and hope to build a coalition of support to get the Bill changed.

We want to make this one of the biggest campaigning Facebook groups to show that we don’t think the Government is doing enough on climate change, so please spread the word to your friends.

You can also download a button for your website here.

Steve Webb is the Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Energy, Food and Rural Affairs

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  • Alex Perkins 29th Feb '08 - 12:27pm

    The Conservative City Council Leader in Canterbury has claimed that David Cameron “is wrong” over climate change and global warming, and that official Conservative policy on climate change is “nonsense”. Cllr Gilbey (CON) described the LGA Climate Change Commission report as “nonsense” (a matter he claimed he would “happily debate with anyone”) and to the amazement of LibDem opposition members instructed his fellow tory councilors to uphold his decision to expunge any reference to Climate Change from the council’s key strategy documents. His” Flat Earth” opinions on climate change are frankly shocking and I don’t doubt David Cameron will be spinning in his Eco-mansion when he hears what Cllr Gilbey has said about his own leader’s policies on climate change!

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