Climate change campaign cards have been presented to Annette Brooke, MP for North Poole and Mid Dorset, on behalf of the congregation of Wimborne Minster asking her to ensure that tackling climate change is at the heart of her party’s 2015 General Election campaign.
The presentation took place on Sunday, 19 October at the end of an act of worship which featured Christian Aid’s Hunger for Justice call to prayer and action on climate change.
Annette and her husband, Mike, attended the service and she briefly addressed the congregation and undertook to pass the cards on to her party leader. She praised the government’s success in reaching the 0.7% of national income target for UK international development expenditure. She underlined the importance both of bold political action and of principled personal actions in tackling change, commenting that the biggest impact of climate change is already being experienced by communities worldwide least responsible for its cause and least able to fight its effects.
The congregation of Wimborne Minster coupled its determination to fight global climate change with a renewal of its commitment to reduce significantly the church’s CO2 emissions and to ensure that the grounds which surround the Minster, especially God’s Acre, contribute ever more positively to local bio-diversity.