Created: 05 November 2010
We will do our bit on climate change” promised Harrow East MP Bob Blackman after being lobbied at his constituency office by climate activists on 5 November. He undertook to write to Chris Hulme MP, Secretary of State for Climate Change and Energy, to urge that the UK play a leading role at December’s international climate talks in Mexico. Also that the British government will support new and innovative ways of raising finance to pay for climate action, such as taxes on air travel and on international financial transactions. He acknowledged that poor countries need help to adapt to the impacts of global warming. In Britain and locally in Harrow Mr Blackman said he would be happy to support energy efficiency measures and implementation of Harrow Council’s Climate Change Strategy.