Campaign for clean future

Ed Miliband with young Doncaster campaigners for a cleaner future
Ed Miliband with young Doncaster campaigners for a cleaner future

Campaigning young people from Doncaster went to Westminster to pressure the Government to invest in clean energy.

The four activists met Ed Miliband as part of the UK’s biggest ever climate change lobby.

Teenagers Natalia Kaluzna, Sophy Sanderson, Ieva Remeikyte and Amanat Dosanjh – met with Doncaster North MP Mr Miliband as part of Speak Up For The Love Of campaign.

The campaign urges the Government to place its support behind a global climate change deal to end carbon pollution from fossil fuels , and invest in warm homes, clean energy and sustainable transport for the future.

It was organised by CAFOD – the official aid agency of the Catholic church – together with the Climate Coalition.

Former Energy Secretary Mr Miliband introduced the Climate Change Act, which requires the UK to cut carbon emissions by 80 per cent by 2050.

He praised Natalia, Sophy, Ieva and Amanat for their work, and said: “Tackling climate change is one of the most important things politicians can do for the long-term future of our country and for future generations.

“The challenge of tackling climate change is not just a global responsibility, it is an economic necessity.

“I’m proud of these four young people from Doncaster who are urging national and local action to improve the environment and create jobs.”

Thousands of people from across the UK met up with their MPs face-to-face in Westminster as part of the ongoing campaign.

While waiting to see MPs, campaigners could watch street performers, musicians and artists who all added to the festival flavour. There was also an interactive art installation and a big rally finale.