Stand with CAFOD against climate change on 26 June
30 January 2019
Save the date now for Wednesday 26 June, and join CAFOD at an unforgettable event as we speak up to protect our world from climate change.
Why we need a mass lobby on climate change
Climate change affects our health, our homes and our beautiful landscapes. It ruins the work we do to fight poverty. Things are urgent, and we need to act fast. But our politicians haven’t got the message.
It is time we said to the UK government that enough is enough. This is not the legacy that we want to leave for our grandchildren; this is not the future we want. Politicians will only increase their ambition if they see that we care. They will act if their constituents tell them that they want change.
Looking for inspiration
Still not sure? We've gathered together some quotes from the 2015 lobby on climate:
“The lobby will have a knock-on effect: if we challenge our MPs they can challenge their parties and the Prime Minister, who can take our message to the UN.” Will Green, CAFOD supporter
“10 years ago, the UK was leading the way on combatting climate change, but recent reports have shown we need to make more drastic changes, now. COP24 saw countries committing to implementing climate policies, but we need MPs to ensure the UK continues to be at the forefront of climate policy and commit to net-zero emissions by 2045.” Daniel Hale, (bottom right)
“Our behaviour has been impacting negatively on the climate and I have a responsibility towards all my brothers and sisters in this country and abroad to act now.” Sister Karen Marguerite d’Artois OP
"I'm here to talk to my MP about stopping climate change. It's affecting the poorest countries that aren't doing anything to make climate change happen" Eleanor from St Augustine's School, left.
"I'm gonna tell my MP: stop fracking and use more renewable energy, rather than oil, coal or gas." Alanya from St Augustine's School, middle.
"I'm here today to make other people aware of climate change and to ask whether they are aware of it and how they can help stop it." Lexy from St Augustine's School, right.
“I think that the issues of justice, issues of peace, issues of concern for ecology are at the heart of the Christian faith.” Dr Martin Poulsom SDB
Join us on 26 June
So join us outside Parliament in London on Wednesday 26 June. Meet others from your constituency and have real conversations with your MPs - face to face, to play your part in responding to our beautiful, common home.
We need as many people to turn out on the streets as possible to make our demands heard. Together we will create a noise outside Parliament that can’t be ignored. Together we can turn the tide.
Tell us you're coming and we will email you details about the day and transport plans as they unfold.