Barbara is encouraging Salford to take part in a global ‘switch off’ of lights for one hour on 28th March to draw attention to the urgent need for global action on climate change.
“Climate change is an important issue for Salford residents, and particularly young people, who regularly write to me about the need to take action to save our planet’s climate.
“I am supporting the WWF’s ‘Earth Hour’ campaign to show my commitment for a global deal on climate change. It’s important we have a strong successor to the Kyoto Protocol and I will be asking the Energy Secretary Ed Miliband to lead the way at a UN meeting on climate change in Copenhagen later this year.
“Here in Salford, the Council is aiming to reduce carbon emissions by 12.5% by 2011 and it would be great if they dimmed the lights of local civic buildings on the 28th to show their support. By turning out the lights for one hour, we can all send a powerful visual message that urgent global action on climate change must take place sooner rather than later."