Plan 2050: Request for Action, August 2010
The approach Plan 2050 has adopted is to identify fundamental shifts that need to be made in the way in which we, as a society, tackle climate change and then to persuade as many people as possible to join with us in applying steady, persistent pressure on the key players for as long as it takes. We do not have the resources to launch a large-scale campaign but we believe that our quiet long-term approach can be a useful complement to the big campaigns. As you will see the underlying message in this request for action is that there needs to be substantial cross party agreement if there is going to be an effective climate change policy over the next 40 years.
The disappointment of Copenhagen last December and the change of government in May have made it difficult to work out the most effective target to choose.
However the publication by the Department of Energy and Climate Change of its 2050 Pathways Analysis in July 2010 gives an opportunity to encourage the Labour Party to pursue the kind of constructive politics which we are going to need in increasing measure if we are going to face the challenges of climate change effectively.
While this template letter has Labour MPs especially in mind, it could be adapted for other groups. For example pressure on the Coalition Government might persuade them to respond constructively to any discreet moves the Labour party might make.
If you get a reply, let us have a copy and it can be a resource for others to use and will enable the campaign to build gradually. We will continue to identify specific targets for the campaign and let you know (but not too frequently, no more than two or three a year).
Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Michael Bayley on 0114 258 5248 giving your name, postal address, email address, phone number and constituency (if known).