On October 4th North-West Hampshire MP Kit Malthouse was in Whitchurch for a public information and questions session.
Led by former Testbourne Community School pupils Anna Jay and Zoe Crapper, the event showcased local environmental groups and initiatives and encouraged people to reduce their carbon footprint.
Kit Malthouse answered the public’s questions on what the government is doing and updated on its progress such as phasing out coal power, creating hundreds of thousands of low carbon jobs and introducing laws to cut emissions by 100 per cent.
- UK share of global emissions now 1 per cent
- 1,500 hours without burning coal so far in 2019
- Hundreds of thousands of low carbon jobs created
“It was a great and lively discussion and I was very pleased to be invited by Anna and Zoe who gave a brilliant presentation. I was glad to have the opportunity to update local people about what the government is doing to help the environment and the progress we are making as a country.
“I’m pleased to report that our share of global CO2 emissions is now 1 per cent, compared to India’s 7%, the USA’s 16% and China’s 29%. We’ve already had 1,500 hours in 2019 without burning coal, and thanks to our investment in clean energy and many thousands of low carbon jobs, we are slashing our emissions while growing the economy.
“Of course, there is a lot more to be done to clean up our environment and we must prioritise this if we are to leave this world in a better condition than we found it for our future generations.” The public event was held at All Hallows’ Church Rooms in Whitchurch on Friday 4th