Kate has joined hundreds of thousands of people up and down the country to show they want to protect the people, places and lives they love from climate change.
The Climate Coalition’s ‘Show The Love’ campaign celebrates things that could be lost without efforts to tackle climate change – from beaches to bees and cricket to coffee.
A report released last week from the Coalition warned that a population the size of Birmingham and Manchester combined face significant flood risk from climate change.
The Climate Coalition is made up of more than 140 organisations representing more than 22 million people, ranging from aid agencies such as CAFOD and Christian Aid to groups such as the Women’s Institute, WWF, RSPB, and the National Trust.
Kate said: “We can clearly see the impacts of climate change on our doorsteps – and we must put policies in place to get on track to reaching our legally binding net zero target”.
“I’m proud to be campaigning for policies that make our country fit for the future, and being cleaner and greener to end our contribution to climate change. I want to be part of leaving a legacy for future generations that we can all be proud of.”
Last year the UK was the first major economy to set a net zero emissions target, committing to ending our contribution to climate change within a generation. However, the government is massively off track to meeting that target.
The Climate Coalition is calling on the government to introduce policies across the piste, such as boosting public transport and active travel, putting homes on track to net zero, expanding renewable generation, and restoring and revitalising our natural landscapes.
Clara Goldsmith, Director of Campaigns at The Climate Coalition, said: “In the past year we’ve seen the impacts of climate change right on our doorstep. We saw record-breaking temperatures in February and a heatwave in July, torrential downpours causing flash flooding, and iconic landscapes like Saddleworth Moor burning.
“This year we’ve also seen concern about climate change reach an all-time high as people from all corners of the country used their voices to call for more urgent action.
“A future where the UK no longer contributes to climate change is within reach. We can clean up the air we breathe. We can have warmer homes powered by cleaner, cheaper energy. We can restore our green spaces and make it easier for Brits to live in a cleaner, greener world that future generations can enjoy.”
Read more about the Climate Coalition here.