On Tuesday night Rachel chaired a meeting in Parliament to launch a new pamphlet on the Copenhagen summit, with speakers including the Foreign Secretary Rt Hon David Miliband MP. The pamphlet is called ‘The road to Copenhagen – the progressive case for climate action’, and it includes chapters by David Miliband,Douglas Alexander (the Secretary of State for International Development), Rachel, and many others
David Miliband spoke on why it is only the progressive left that are in a position to tackle climate change, and welcomed the release of the pamphlet. Rachel said, “I really enjoyed the event. There was an excellent turnout, and all of the speakers were very interesting. It is crucial that we get a deal at Copenhagen.”
Also speaking at the event were Emily Thornbery MP and Andrew Pakes, who is Chair of SERA (the Labour Party’s environment campaign) and the Labour/Co-op parliamentary candidate in Milton Keynes North. The pamphlet is published by SERA, and the event was organised by Progress and SERA.