Legislators from 22 nations across the world sent a clear message that they are committed to climate action at a summit in Marrakech.
LEGISLATORS COMMIT TO ‘UNSTOPPABLE’ CLIMATE ACTION FOR BENEFIT OF CITIZENS
Barry Gardiner, the UK’s shadow minister for international climate change, said:
“Our progress towards a low-carbon future is now unstoppable, and is being driven by the business and economic case.
"There are more jobs and greater economic growth bound up in renewable energy than with the fossil fuel infrastructure of the past.
"Today, whether from Uganda or India, from Ecuador to Sri Lanka, or right here in Morocco, the Members of Parliament spoke with one voice: we are taking action for the benefit of our people.”
Notes to Editors
- Climate Parliament convened over 50 legislators in Marrakech to coincide with COP22, representing over 20 countries: Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Finland, Germany, India, Jordan, Kenya, Morocco, Peru, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda and the UK.
- The meeting focused on how legislators can implement the aims of the Paris Agreement, with a particular focus on solar energy and upgrading power grid infrastructure to accelerate the transition to clean energy.