VONNE has signed up to The Climate Coalition's declaration stating the time is now to lead the UK towards a healthier, greener and fairer future. This guest blog post, by Jasmine Vorraso from the coalition, explains why the declaration is so important and why you should also get on board.
The effects of climate change and nature degradation are being felt more than ever before across the globe. People from all walks of life and communities are experiencing life-altering impacts. The time is now for everyone to work together to push for climate action. Pressuring the government for increased climate ambition and action can seem daunting and a tough challenge at times, but we know when we come together we can make a big impact.
Last year a UK Net Zero Emissions Target was signed into law, after letters from MPs, community leaders, and a 750,000 strong petition were delivered to Downing Street. We also worked together and made history with the biggest mass lobby for climate, nature and people in 2019, and then again this summer with the first ever virtual mass lobby of parliament with 200 MP meetings taking place on the day.
This autumn, the government is making crucial decisions about how to rebuild the economy. We know that building a strong, resilient economy goes hand in hand with tackling climate change, so we need to make sure the government sees the groundswell of support for a green and fair recovery package.
That’s why The Climate Coalition is bringing people together to raise our voices again, in support of a cleaner, greener future, and we need the help of communities across the UK to the word about how we can help combat the climate crisis. We need as many voices coming together as possible to make a real impact - here’s how you can get involved!
Sign our declaration
Our declaration is an open letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson. We’re bringing together people from all walks of life with businesses and community groups to say #TheTimeIsNow for a cleaner, greener world that works for everyone.
VONNE, along with more than 200 other businesses, institutions and household names including Chris Packham, Liam Gallagher, Ellie Goulding, Sky, BAFTA and Tesco have already signed the declaration.
What we’re calling for
Behind these actions are a set of core green recovery asks that have been developed by the coalition, focusing on different aspects of society to ensure a green recovery works for everyone.
We need the government to unleash a clean energy revolution, by building and retrofitting homes for the future, investing in a clean transport system and harnessing the power of renewable energy. We need to protect, restore and grow green and wild spaces, to benefit people and wildlife. And finally, we need to protect the most vulnerable against the effects of climate change, both at home and abroad.
#TheTimeIsNow to take action to protect what we love from the worst impacts of the climate crisis. Sign the declaration, share it with friends and family, and let’s call on Boris Johnson and the UK government to create a cleaner, greener world for everyone.