The Climate Change Act 2008. Ten years of progress, the global gold standard.

An Isle of Wight Councillor has taken his campaign to address global warming and climate change directly to Parliament.

The Whitehouse Consultancy, owned and led by Isle of Wight Councillor, Chris Whitehouse (Conservative, Newport West Ward), arranged (Monday 26th November) a major briefing event in the Palace of Westminster to celebrate the precise 10th anniversary of the Climate Change Act 2008 coming into force. The event was addressed by Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change that was given statutory authority by the Act for setting carbon reduction targets.

A panel of leading international experts and an audience of parliamentarians and campaigners on climate change heard councillor Whitehouse call for “more urgent, more significant carbon emissions reductions to be secured by fundamental improvements in the design of new buildings, cars, and planes, to lock carbon reduction into the United Kingdom economy”. He also pointed out that by leading the world through the “global gold standard of the Climate Change Act, Britain could receive a real economic boost by pioneering new innovations in technology and design.”

Panel in the picture: from left to right Cllr Chris Whitehouse, The Catholic Bishop of Salford (who leads on climate change for the Catholic church in England), Meryam Omi (a global investment advisor), the Bishop of Salisbury (who leads on climate change for the Church of England), Lord Deben (Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change), Sir Ed Davey MP (former Secretary of State who implemented the Climate Change Act), and Adam Vaughan (energy editor of The Guardian newspaper). 

The souvenir anniversary programme published for the event can be found here: