BOROUGH MP Andrew Miller and some of his constituents have shown people power can protect our planet.
They have all backed a world-first climate change law that sets legal targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, Friends of the Earth said after the Climate Change Bill officially became law last week.
Mr Miller was one of an overwhelming majority of MPs who supported the historic legislation to cut UK greenhouse gas emissions by 80% on 1990 levels by 2050. A total of 99% of MPs who voted backed the Bill.
The new law, which will also include the UK’s share of emissions from international aviation and shipping, requires the Government to set out their plans for meeting the target in spring 2009.
Friends of the Earth said it believes the new law provides the opportunity to move Britain to a clean, prosperous future and create thousands of jobs in new green industries.
Now the green campaign group says it will continue to press the Government to ensure the majority of emissions reductions required by the law are made at home in the UK.
FoE executive director Andy Atkins said: “We congratulate Mr Miller and the people of Ellesmere Port and Neston for backing our Big Ask campaign and helping to make the world’s first climate change law a reality.
“Meeting the climate targets under the new law will set us on the path to a clean, green and prosperous future.
“We look forward to working with Mr Miller, the Government, local councils and local communities to make this a reality.”