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Diane Abbott joins UNICEF climate change discussions

PUBLISHED: 22:20 12 January 2014 | UPDATED: 16:06 13 January 2014

MP Diane Abbott joins in the discussion about climate change.

MP Diane Abbott joins in the discussion about climate change.

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Residents want MPs to talk about climate change and have got Diane Abbott on board to help their campaign.

Diane Abbott at the residents' UNICEF meetingDiane Abbott at the residents' UNICEF meeting

Janet Chapman, from Mildenhall Road in Lower Clapton invited the MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington to a round table of residents and activists from across the borough.

Scientists have issued bold new warnings about our changing climate and three out of four children in the UK have said they’re worried about how it will affect their future but the group is concerned politicians have simply been too quiet.

As part of a campaign from children’s charity UNICEF they are calling on MPs to champion action on climate change ahead of crucial global decisions in 2014 and 2015, and to encourage the government to become a global leader making decisions to protect the climate.

Ms Abbott said: “I was really happy to sit down with local people to discuss these important issues and to discuss how we can preserve and protect our climate and environment for generations to come.

“Here in Hackney, we have lots of smart young people who have a passion for their community and it is great but not surprising to see them raise the issue of climate change.”


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