Wells MP James Heappey met with young climate activists last week, engaging in an informative conversation about climate change.
The students from The Blue School spoke about Mr Heappey’s commitment to combatting climate change and learnt about what the Government is doing to ensure this ‘real threat’ is dealt with.
Mr Heappey said “I was so pleased to be able to meet young people trying to make a difference on climate change and I was impressed by their well informed questions.
“It is the biggest challenge we face and engaging this generation is crucial in facing up to this real threat.
“I was pleased to be able to discuss the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive, the changes to how we recycle plastic here in Somerset and why I think 2050 is an ambitious – but sensible - target to reach net zero by.
“By making small changes every day like not buying new clothes, responsibly recycling our plastic – or choosing a can over a bottle of drink, we can all play our part.
“I look forward to meeting the group again in the near future and I will continue to work hard in Government to address the climate emergency and I know my colleagues in Westminster are doing the same.”
There was also discussion about electric cars, carbon heating systems and agriculture.