Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Friday, April 23, 2021
Yesterday's virtual summit on Climate Change
Yesterday the Prime Minister addressed the the US Climate Leaders’ Summit, leading from the front as Britain calls on the international community to match the UK’s world-leading emissions targets and safeguard our planet for future generations.
The world has to turn the tide on climate change this decade or risk being remembered as the generation that failed to protect our planet.
That is why the Prime Minister urged fellow world leaders at the opening session of President Biden’s Climate Summit to match the UK’s world-leading climate change targets, meeting this global challenge with a global response.
Britain continue to go further and faster than any other major economy in tackling climate change, with yesterday’s sixth Carbon Budget setting into law the world’s most ambitious climate change targets – to cut emissions by 78 per cent by 2035 compared to 1990 levels, bringing us more than three-quarters of the way towards being Net Zero by 2050 – showing that it is possible to slash emissions while fuelling new technologies, green innovation and creating jobs in the process.
We want to see the international community match our ambition and get serious about tackling climate change in the run up to COP 26, as we can only build back better, and greener, and protect our planet if we come together to take action.