The petition of Residents of the constituency of East Worthing and Shoreham,
Declares that climate change is a serious and pressing concern and needs urgent attention from the Governments of the world.
The petitions therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to ensure that London hosts the upcoming COP 26 Climate Change Conference in 2020.
And the petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Tim Loughton, Official Report, 18 June 2019; Vol. 662, c. 206.]
Petitions in the same terms were presented by the hon. Member for Chelmsford (Vicky Ford) [P002466]; the hon. Member for Witney (Robert Courts) [P002467]; the hon. Member for Mid Worcestershire (Nigel Huddleston) [P002469]; the hon. Member for Gloucester (Richard Graham) [P002472] and the hon. Member for Lewes (Maria Caulfield) [P002475].
Observations from the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office (Mr David Lidington): Climate change is the biggest challenge of our times. The Government are committed to tackling the threat that climate change poses, through its domestic and international action.
To this end, the Government have legislated to reduce UK net emissions to zero by 2050. The Government are also bidding to host the 26th Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, in partnership with Italy. Our presidency of COP26 would seek to bring about transformative change in global action to tackle climate change.