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WWF and major charities deliver a Christmas message for David Cameron

WWF and major charities deliver a Christmas message for David Cameron

 

What:

· WWF and other major charities [1] deliver a Christmas message for David Cameron to Downing Street, signed by over 40,000 supporters, asking him to take the reins in 2013 on addressing climate change and supporting renewable energy. The charities have been calling on David Cameron to show his support for tackling climate change and to live up to his promises from 2006 when WWF took him to the Arctic [2]. They will be joined by a team of husky dogs outside Downing Street.

 

When/where:

· Friday, 21 December, 10.30am: Parliament Square – charity staff and volunteers gather for photo-call with 1.5m x 1m Christmas card

· 11.00am: Outside gates of Downing Street - charity staff and volunteers gather for photo-call with 1.5m x 1m Christmas card and a team of husky dogs

· 11.30am: Delivery of Christmas card by volunteers to Number 10 (photo opportunity outside door to Number 10)

 

Contact:

· George Smeeton, Senior Press Officer WWF-UK, Tel: 01483 412 388, Mob: 07917 052 948, email: GSmeeton@wwf.org.uk

· Darren Shirley, Campaigns Manager WWF-UK, Tel: 01483 412 509, Mob: 07949 138 096, email: dshirley@wwf.org.uk

· WWF-UK Press Office: 01483 412 383

 

Background:

 

WWF took David Cameron to the Arctic in 2006 to see at first-hand the impacts of climate change and to understand its causes. At the time he was also keen to tackle the political challenges that needed to be met to prevent dangerous climate change.

 

In 2008 David Cameron was instrumental in securing the UK’s world-leading Climate Change Act, and in 2010 he pledged to lead the ‘greenest government ever’. WWF has become increasingly concerned that the Prime Minister’s continued silence on climate and energy policy has left a void which has been filled by those who have sought to undermine the country’s shift towards a low-carbon, resilient energy infrastructure.

 

ENDS

 

Notes to editors

 

1. Includes: RSPB, Oxfam, Christian Aid, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Unicef, CAFOD, Tearfund and others from Stop Climate Chaos Coalition.

 

2. For more information, see www.wwf.org.uk/husky

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Taken on December 21, 2012