Huppert makes national declaration to support ‘green’ economy
June 11, 2012
Cambridge MP, Julian Huppert has made a national declaration to support a green economy as world leaders and international organisations prepare to attend a major United Nations conference in Brazil.
Julian signed the Rio-UK Declaration calling on UK delegates to play an effective part in the Rio+20 Conference to reduce carbon emissions, protect biodiversity and create jobs and opportunities to reduce poverty.
And he is attending pre-summit events in London and in Cambridge to discuss priorities for the conference.
Tomorrow (Tuesday, June 12) Julian has been invited to a reception organised by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in Westminster Hall when representatives will explain the work being done to protect diversity and reinforce the importance of tropical rainforests.
The following day Julian will attend a reception with Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg in Admiralty House in Whitehall to share ideas and priorities for the summit.
And on Friday he is in Cambridge meeting students from Energise who campaign on issues of sustainability. The event, at Cambridge University’s Riley Auditorium will include short talks from Cambridge academics on critical issues being discussed at the summit.
“This summit is so vital to our future.” said Julian. “If successful, it could bring us closer to an international agreement to create a green and fair economy for all. With such an agreement, we would be working with an international vision for our planet and real action being taken on a global scale to protect it.
“It is vital therefore, that the UK takes an effective role in this process and that our government leads by example by delivering on our climate change promises. We must play our part if we want to help the world’s poorest communities and build a sustainable future for everyone.”
The Rio+20 Summit in Rio de Janiero, from June 20 to 22 has been organised to mark the 20thanniversary of the 1992 Earth Summit in the city and is seen as an important milestone to achieving a UN General Assembly resolution on sustainable development.