Barbara has added her name to the ‘10:10’ and ‘Ed’s Pledge’ climate change campaigns to try to cut the country’s carbon emissions.
The ‘10:10’ campaign gives individuals, schools, businesses and local authorities the chance to do their bit to reduce the UK’s carbon emissions by working out how they can cut the amount of CO2 they produce by 10% in 2010.
‘Ed’s Pledge’ is a website where people can show their support for efforts to get a climate change deal at the Copenhagen climate change summit in December.
“I’m signing up to the 10:10 campaign because it gives me a chance to show that I can make a difference on a personal level to try to stop climate change. People in Worsley and Eccles South and across Salford are already making an effort to reduce their carbon emissions, but signing up to the pledge means that effort becomes visible.
“It’s also a chance to send a message to the politicians who are meeting in Copenhagen in December to agree a deal on how the world can stop climate change. Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband will be representing the UK at the Conference and he has launched the ‘Ed’s Pledge’ website to allow people to show their support.
“If more people make their voices heard by signing up to the pledges, it will help the Climate Change Secretary to argue for an ambitious deal. It is important that other countries see that here in Britain we are working as hard as possible for deal that will leave the planet safe for future generations.”
Barbara with Secretary of State for Energy and Climate change Ed Miliband