Strong climate for cooperation on climate emergency – packed Penzance meeting

Posted on: 2nd May 2019

R-L Molly Scott-Cato, Sue James, Caroline Voaden and myself as St John’s Hall fills…

There was strong & encouraging agreement last eve with Molly Scott Cato (Green Party), Caroline Voaden (Liberal Democrats) and Sue James (Environment Portfolio, Cornwall Council) and 200+ people in the audience at St John’s Hall, Penzance. The meeting was organised and chaired by Andrew George.

Public support for the Government action needed to combat climate change is growing. There was widely expressed congratulations to the organisation Extinction Rebellion in Cornwall and fellow campaigners.

The meeting took place as Parliament declared a Climate Emergency without a vote. This doesn’t reverse the consistent opposition of Government supporting MPs to the measures necessary to combat climate change. Nor does it require the Government to do anything. But it’s an important step.

There was strong backing for centre-left cooperation to combat the rise of the right. And there was opposition to Brexit, which will do so much to reverse progress made in so many areas of environment policy.