A suggested template for you to send to Dr Swinburne MEP to support an emissions reduction target of 30%.
Dear Dr Swinburne MEP
I am writing as one of your constituents to urge you to support the 30% emissions reduction target being voted on in the European Parliament tomorrow. I understand that you may be planning to vote against the target.
Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing the planet in the 21st Century, and will have a disproportionate impact on many of the poorest people in the world. This is an issue on which the UK, and David Cameron personally, have shown real leadership so far working to secure international agreement on action to address climate change, and strong domestic targets on emission levels.
I am concerned that our country’s leadership on this vital issue could be undermined if you don’t support this target in the vote tomorrow. Increasing Europe’s targets on cutting emissions is also backed by many businesses, who have welcomed the endorsement the UK and others have given to the 30% target.
I ask you as one of my representatives in Brussels to back the 30% target tomorrow and to respond to let me know how you voted on this important issue.