Showing a little love for the environment


Richard Burden joined local campaigners from Oxfam, RSPB, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace and Practical Action on Saturday to support their campaign to combat climate change.

In Birmingham City Centre Richard accepted a large Valentines Day card to deliver to the Prime Minister. The card had been signed by people concerned about climate change and called on the Government to make the Climate Change Bill that is currently going through Parliament as effective as possible.

On accepting the Valentines card Richard said:

‘Climate Change is one of the greatest challenges facing our generation. I welcome the Climate Change Bill as a significant step in facing this challenge. The Government has already committed to a 60% target and I support calls for the target to be as ambitious as possible. It is essential not just that the Government sets ambitious targets but also ensures that they will work in practice. I am pleased that Ministers have said they are looking at this issue – that is why campaigns such as this are important.’

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I was Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Northfield between 1992 and 2019 and a former Shadow Transport Minister. I now chair Healthwatch in Birmingham and Solihull, and the West Midlands Board of Remembering Srebrenica. I also work as a public affairs consultant. I am an effective community advocate and stakeholder alliance builder with a passion for human rights. I am a trustee of the Balfour Project charity and of Citizens Advice Birmingham, and a former Chair of Medical Aid for Palestinians.

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