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    A week is a long time in climate politics

    In the last week, activities of UK protesters and the arrival of student climate striker Greta Thunberg have driven unprecedented public and political attention to the climate issue. At our special parliamentary reception Greta told MPs they have not acted fast enough on climate change, drawing words of contrition from Secretary of State Michael Gove MP.

    On Tuesday, 22nd April, the APPCCG teamed with a wide range of other organisations (see below) to host student climate activist Greta Thunberg at a special parliamentary reception. After a welcome from our Chair, Caroline Lucas MP, Greta gave a trademark frank and disarmingly erudite speech to a room packed full of MPs. We heard responses from Layla Moran MP, Ed Miliband MP and Secretary of State Michael Gove MP, who admitted feeling guilty for not having yet done more to address climate change. 

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    Cross-party group of parliamentarians call for urgent action on climate change

    Cross party group of parliamentarians call for urgent action on climate change by adapting the 2008 Climate Change Act so it is in line with the Paris Agreement, and pursuing simple, lower cost solutions like solar, onshore wind and increased rates of energy efficiency.

    The APPCCG and the Sustainability team at Policy Connect hosted the Christmas reception 'Net Zero Britain' on 5th of December. It was set up to allow a cross party group of parliamentarians to discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with reaching net zero emissions in the UK. The event was attended by a wide number of organisations, including industry, academia, trade bodies, parliamentarians, members of the civil service, public bodies and NGOs. 

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    APPCCG celebrates 10th anniversary of the Climate Change Act

    On 26th November 2018 the APPCCG, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) and Energy UK hosted an event in Parliament to mark the tenth anniversary of the Climate Change Act, chaired by APPCCG Chair, Dr Caroline Lucas. The event not only celebrated the Act itself and the steps that have been taken to tackle climate change in the last decade, but also highlighted how much more there is do if we are to meet our climate change targets and keep global temperature rise below 1.5°C.

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    New Report: "Is staying online costing the Earth?"

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    Is staying online costing the Earth? looks at the carbon footprint and energy consumption of different parts of the internet, as well as the potential for internet-connected tech to enable further reductions in carbon emissions in other sectors in the UK.

    This report has been co-chaired by Antoinette Sandbach MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Eddisbury and member of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee; and Daniel Zeichner MP, Labour Member of Parliament for Cambridge. It was launched to Parliament on 20th February 2018.

    This report was covered in the Guardian.

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The APPCCG is the leading forum informing the climate change discussion between parliamentarians, business leaders, NGOs and academics.  

We are a coalition of leading businesses, parliamentarians and organisations informing better policy-making in government. The APPCCG aims to put climate change mitigation and adaptation and at the core of policy making and political activity in Parliament.

The APPCCG aims to encourage effective policymaking in Westminster through a number of key events, roundtable discussions and fundamental research activity.