After joining Christian Aid’s climate change campaign, Borders MP Michael Moore met partners from the Philippines and Bolivia who gave first hand accounts of the reality of climate change.
Meetings with Voltaire Alferez, who runs a group of organisations campaigning on climate change in the Philippines, and Elizabeth Peredo, director of Fundación Solón which campaigns on climate change in Bolivia, were part of Christian Aid’s Hunger for Justice weekend.
Mr Moore is currently piloting a Private Members Bill through parliament to enshrine in law UK Government spending on International Development aid at 0.7% of Gross National Income. The passing of this Bill will mean that the UK’s contribution to tackling issues such as climate change will be secured for the future, making a real difference in the lives of people like Voltaire and Elizabeth.
Mr Moore said: “I was pleased to meet Voltaire and Elizabeth and hear first hand what it is like to live face to face with a changing climate. Climate change is increasingly affecting new parts of the world but it is the world’s poorest people who are suffering the most from it.
“Climate change is one of the top issues which my constituents contact me about and as local MP, I am committed to working with organisations like Oxfam in their campaign to tackle climate.”