Councillor takes climate change campaign to Parliament

An Isle of Wight Councillor has taken his campaign to address global warming and climate change directly to Parliament.

The Whitehouse Consultancy, owned and led by Isle of Wight Councillor, Chris Whitehouse, arranged a major briefing event in the Palace of Westminster on Monday (November 26) to celebrate the precise 10th anniversary of the Climate Change Act 2008 coming into force.

Panel in the picture: from left to right: Cllr Chris Whitehouse, The Catholic Bishop of Salford, Meryam Omi, the Bishop of Salisbury, Lord Deben, Sir Ed Davey MP, and Adam Vaughan.

The event was addressed by Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change that was given statutory authority by the Act for setting carbon reduction targets.

A panel of leading international experts and an audience of parliamentarians and campaigners on climate change heard councillor Whitehouse call for “more urgent, more significant carbon emissions reductions to be secured by fundamental improvements in the design of new buildings, cars, and planes, to lock carbon reduction into the United Kingdom economy”.

He also pointed out that by leading the world through the “global gold standard of the Climate Change Act, Britain could receive a real economic boost by pioneering new innovations in technology and design.”