Coalition For Climate Action Meet With Minister For Environment

Recently the Coalition for Climate Action, made up of GONHS, TNP, The Gibraltar Heritage Trust, ESG, Pollution Watch and Sustainable Gibraltar, have come together in response to the heightened awareness of Climate Change and the emergency pledge made by Government to take action on climate change. 

The coalition met last Thursday with the Minister for the Environment to present its case for actions needed on climate change. 

A statement follows below:

A full discussion ensued and the groups involved have agreed to continue to lobby directly and publicly for what they believe must form part of the targets and the process. Specifically these are: 

For the setting up of a fully Independent Climate Body, funded and tasked 

to roll out a cross party supported agenda, set in a timeframe that legally binds all future administrations - For the areas to be addressed by the Climate Body to include: action on 

pollution/waste/energy/transport and development - For the transition away from the use and trade of fossil fuels 

The groups will be collecting signatures over the next few weeks for a petition that will be handed to Government on completion of a protest march taking place on the 20th September from Casemates at 5.30pm in support of a ‘Parents for Future – Climate Change Strike’.