Ahead of this weekend’s G7 summit, member’s of Citizens Climate Lobby (UK) and Transition Marlborough asked local people to sign a postcard to Theresa May reminding her of the G7’s pledge to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2025, thus making the price of renewable energy more competitive.
Initially we were unsure whether this topic would gain many people’s support. We were therefore both heartened and amazed that in 45 minutes we gained 75 signatures.
What a difference a decade makes! Ten years ago our climate change campaigns on the High Street were frequently met with arguments that climate change was not due to human influences and we did not need to alter our use of fossil fuels.
This time not only did the majority of people we spoke to recognise the importance of climate change, but they also understand the link with fossil fuels and actively support the move towards alternative sources of energy.
CCL UK is part of an international movement to end our reliance on fossil fuels and promote a more sustainable world.