North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson met with Swindon Climate Action Network (SCAN) to discuss the most pressing issues concerning the environment.
Justin meets with SCAN regularly – not only for them to flag their concerns, but also so he can update the group on the work the Government is doing to support the environment.
The main focus of the meeting was the upcoming COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, which will see representatives from a number of countries to develop a plan to tackle the issue of climate change.
In addition to this, the group also discussed the need to bring forward the net-zero emissions target – currently 2050; how the use of green taxes and subsidies could incentivise companies to be greener; and the importance of research and development to build on the progress already made.
Justin said: “It is always interesting and worthwhile meeting with SCAN – and I am very grateful for the effort they make to research and prepare. Climate change is a very important topic, and one we must address urgently. Groups like SCAN play a huge role in keeping the momentum and ensure the topic is a priority for the Government.”