Kevin Meaney, Oxford WDM Secretary, said, "Poor countries aren’t the ones causing climate change, but they’re suffering the most from the effects – estimates say that by 2050 a combination of rising sea levels, erosion and agricultural damage due to climate change could make 200 million people environmental refugees."
Kevin Meaney said, "Our government could be a world leader on climate change. We want to encourage people to demand that the UK achieves its share of the cuts needed, which would inspire others to follow suit. To find out more about our campaign, or to get involved, come to the talk on the 22nd."
PICTURE: On 5th Feb, the average UK citizen will have emitted the yearly average CO2 of a citizen of El Salvador.
1. The World Development Movement was founded in 1970. We campaign to tackle the underlying causes of poverty and lobby decision makers to change the policies that keep people poor. We research and promote positive alternatives, working closely with grassroots organisations in the developing world to stand up to injustice.
2. For further information please see: www.wdm.org.uk/campaigns/climate/index.htm
Contact: Jenny Nicholson, Press Officer, Oxford WDM: 07867 993100 or firstname.lastname@example.org