Our planet is home to an incredible 8.7 million species of animals and plants, the products of millions of years of evolution, each one uniquely adapted to flourish in conditions ranging from the highest of altitudes to the lightless depths of the sea.
But climate change is altering these environments faster than many species can adapt, leaving them on the brink of extinction. And human communities are suffering too. Around the globe people are going hungry and losing their homes.
But we still have time to change this. The IPCC’s latest report – written by an international team of over 2000 scientists – has given us 12 years to stop catastrophic climate change. If we act now.
The UK government claim to be leaders on climate, but they are not doing nearly enough to protect the world we love. Will you ask the Prime Minister to make sure the UK radically cuts its greenhouse gas emissions to protect the natural world?
To: The Prime Minister
The UK must contribute its fair share to the global effort to tackle climate change. I call on your government to adopt a legally binding target to:
- Cut the UK's net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2045.
- Meet our international commitment to keep the planet’s temperature rise below 1.5 degrees (above pre-industrial levels).