Ruth Cadbury MP visits schools ahead of COP26 visit

Image above: Gunnersbury Catholic School

Ruth Cadbury will be visiting the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow. In preparation for her visit she has been visiting schools, talking to young people about their concerns about the  climate crisis.

During visits to five schools over the past month the MP heard from students taking local action: encouraging their schools and fellow students to support net zero targets with sustainability projects such as recycling, saving energy, transport initiatives and tree-planting.

So far Ruth has visited Strand on the Green Junior School, St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School Isleworth, Heathland School, Gunnersbury Catholic School and Brentford School for Girls.

Above: Ruth Cadbury visits Gunnersbury Catholic School (Monday, 8 November)

“Young people’s voices need to be at the forefront”  – Ruth Cadbury MP

Speaking after her latest visit to Brentford School for Girls, Ruth said:

“Young people’s voices need to be at the forefront of the action on climate change. I know from listening to people locally that they want to see bold and ambitious action to protect our planet.

“It’s great to see young people in Hounslow are so engaged in delivering change in their schools and communities.

“That’s why we need to see the Government doing more to limit global warming to 1.5C, and keep the targets reached at the previous Paris summit alive.

“Yet the Government are falling desperately behind and our refusing to show real leadership. In the last year alone, they’ve approved a new coal mine in Cumbria, a new oil field in Scotland and cut taxes on short haul domestic flights.

“This is the time for the Government and the Prime Minister to take real leadership and put our planet first.’’

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