Lewes MP Maria Caulfield has met with Extinction Rebellion protesters outside Parliament and been given a tree sapling to plant within her constituency.
Maria Caulfield MP met with the protesters and spoke about the Government’s record on tackling climate change that exceeds what is being done by most other developed nations around the world. The Lewes MP was given a beech tree sapling by protesters and will find a suitable location for it to be planted with her Lewes Constituency.
Maria Caulfield MP said “I was pleased to meet with Extinction Rebellion protesters outside Parliament to explain to them that the Government has a proud record of world leading action on tackling climate change. The UK was the first developed nation to legislate to be carbon neutral by 2050, we have banned the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2040 with the Transport Secretary now looking at bringing this forward to 2035. We have reduced emissions by a quarter since coming to office in 2010 and boosted the amount of renewables in use to a record high.”
“We have a record that we can all be proud of on tackling climate change to ensure that we leave our environment in a better condition for future generations. I look forward to planting my new beech sapling somewhere in the Lewes constituency soon.”