Did you know… #5

Did you know… that recent evidence shows that the UK’s green economy is working? Last year, while the economy as a whole struggled, a third of the UK’s economic growth came from green business – which accounts for nearly one million jobs!

In 2008, your campaigning helped secure the UK Climate Act, some the world’s toughest climate change legislation. Now, the government has two key opportunities to deliver on the promises made in this Act. The government’s independent advisors, the Committee on Climate Change, have recommended that they commit to a carbon-free electricity sector by 2030 in the Energy Bill and include emissions from aviation and shipping in the Climate Act targets.

As part of Stop Climate Chaos, CAFOD is campaigning this autumn to urge politicians to stand by our growing green economy and listen to the Committee’s advice. But the government is still not taking its green commitments seriously. Please ask your MP to ensure David Cameron stands by our world leading Climate Act and delivers on his green commitments this Autumn. See the full story at http://www.cafod.org.uk/News/Campaigning-news/Green-is-working  & ask your MP to add to the pressure!

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CAFOD is an aid and development agency dedicated to improving the lives of the poorest in our world. In the UK we work to educate people about the causes of poverty, inspire them to campaign to address issues of social justice and inequality, and support them in fundraising activities. Overseas we work with local partners in 40 countries in South America, Africa and Asia to deliver long-term development projects and emergency aid. CAFOD's headquarters are in London and CAFOD Hallam is the local office for Sheffield and the surrounding area.

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