Hundreds of supporters from the Doncaster deanery and beyond rallied to support Climate Justice and were joined by Ed Miliband Secretary of State for Climate Change – and also MP for Doncaster North.
The “Climate Justice-Creation Care” event saw at least 400 campaigners march through Doncaster town centre to St Georges’ Minster where they quizzed Mr Miliband on what he thought would happen at the crunch UN climate change summit at Copenhagen in December.
Hallam Diocesan Manager Angela Powell said: “This was about inspiring everyone to get on board with climate justice and enabling local people to express their grave concerns. Climate change is an issue that affects everyone in the world.
“However CAFOD works with some of the poorest people in the poorest countries, and it is these families and communities that are already being hit the hardest by increasing droughts, floods and extreme weather.
“Many Doncaster families had first hand experience of flooding in June 2007, and they are all too aware that people in poor countries are struggling because they have no insurance or alternative ways to earn money and survive when such extreme weather events happen in these already desperately poor areas”
After the Q&A session Doncaster campaigner Kate Heywood handed Ed Miliband Climate Justice campaign cards from parishes in the Deanery.
Ed promised to make sure they were handed to the Prime Minister ready for the UN Climate conference on December 5th.
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