Graham Stuart, Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness and Minister of State for Energy and Net Zero, has spoken to Beverley Eco Church about how he, and the Government, is tackling climate change.
In a friendly event attended by around 50 people, Graham spoke to this group, chaired by former Bishop of Bradford the Rt Rev David James about how the Government has shaped climate policy to make the UK a world leader in tackling carbon emissions.
Beverley Minster Eco Church is a scheme by the Minster to put the environment at the heart of the Church’s mission. They put their belief in protecting nature into action through maximising biodiversity in their management of the Church’s land, creating a plan to ensure all of their buildings achieve carbon zero and picking up litter around Beverley.
Graham has long been eager to push environmental policies at home in Beverley and Holderness, particularly in the field of offshore wind, which he has long supported. The coast off Holderness now hosts the world’s largest offshore wind farm in the form of Hornsea 2.
As a former member of the Environmental Audit Committee, and an attendee of UN Climate Change Conferences since COP11 in Montreal back in 2005, Graham is a long-standing supporter of building a more sustainable economy for the UK’s long-term resilience.
Commenting, Graham said, “It was great to come home to Beverley to talk about the work the Government is doing to create a greener, cleaner and more prosperous country for us all. Thank you to Beverley Ecochurch Group and Beverley Churches Together for hosting this important discussion and to everyone who attended to have their say.”
The Rt Rev David James, Chair of Beverley Minster Eco Church, said, “Thank you Graham for taking the time to tell us about the work you and the Government is doing to create a greener, cleaner and more prosperous future for us all. You have inspired us to continue working to protect our planet for our children and grandchildren.”