MP to speak at launch event of the Climate Action Festival.

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, is to speak at the opening of the Harrogate District Climate Action Festival (CAFe) tomorrow (Saturday).

The event will take place at Harrogate College at Hornbeam Park from 10am to 4pm and the full programme can be found at https://www.hdccc.info/climate-action-festival.

Andrew commented: “It is a privilege to be one of the speakers at the opening of the Harrogate Climate Action Festival. 

“Climate change is the biggest challenge facing our planet and we need greater understanding of our role in meeting that challenge as individuals, as a community and as businesses.  That is why this Climate Action Festival is so important.

“We know that playing our part will not be without difficulty because reducing our carbon emissions and hitting our net zero aspirations cannot happen without changes to our everyday lives.  Those changes are about the way we heat our homes, how we travel, how we work, what we eat and how we enjoy our leisure time.  There are no elements of our lives that the fight against climate change does not touch.

“Winning hearts and minds to the battle is crucial.  We see extreme weather events more more frequently and whole species are under immediate threat from habitat change.  Ultimately our species is under threat too.

“It is my hope that these facts which are becoming more real and closer to our shores will persuade people that we must make the changes necessary to play our part in reaching net zero.  Attending events as part of this important festival is an essential way to learn how to do that.”