Last Friday, Chris Huhne, MP for Eastleigh and Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, received a Valentine’s card from his constituents at his offices on Leigh Road. In the card, signed by Eastleigh residents, Mr Huhne was asked to show his love to his global neighbours who are facing the effects of climate change.
At the UN Climate Conference in December, World Leaders agreed to create a global fund to help poor countries adapt to the effects of climate change. Agreement on a global fund was a major step forward in dealing with climate change but to make it work long-term, sources of finance need to be secured internationally.
The Valentine’s card asked Chris Huhne to show his love for the world by using his influence as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, and asks him how the government proposes to finance the fund.
The giant Valentine’s Day card for Chris Huhne read:
“Dear Mr Chris Huhne MP, I would like you to be my valentine and show your love for the world. At the UN Climate Conference in December, world leaders agreed to create a green fund to help poor communities fight climate change. My message is part of an Oxfam campaign to send Valentines climate change greetings to MPs across the UK.”
Felicity Gibbins, Oxfam Eastleigh Shop Manager said:
“We wanted to use Valentine’s Day to remind the public and our MP, that we are one global community, and our lives are interconnected with others, including those affected by climate change. It is fantastic that a global climate fund is being set up, but it is important to remember that funds need to be earmarked without delay in order for real change to happen.’