Climate change lobby

David Macdonald (centre) with Stuart Donaldson, MP for West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine (left), and Callum McCaig, MP for South Aberdeenshire (right).
David Macdonald (centre) with Stuart Donaldson, MP for West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine (left), and Callum McCaig, MP for South Aberdeenshire (right).
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Local resident and Dunnottar Church member David Macdonald travelled to Westminster to lobby the new parliament on climate change.

David travelled down as part of the Christian Aid Scotland team, who were among thousands of others participating in the Climate Coalition’s “For the Love of …” campaign.

On Wednesday afternoon ordinary people from all over the UK spoke to their own MPs about the things that they love and want to protect from climate change as well as sharing their vision of a cleaner and greener planet.

Over 300 MPs met their constituents in the Central Lobby of Parliament or in a huge outdoor lobby along the banks of the River Thames.

David told both Stuart Donaldson, MP for West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine, and Callum McCaig, MP for South Aberdeenshire (who is also SNP spokesman for Climate Change) that the North East coastline is vulnerable to Climate Change.

As sea levels rise and more extreme weather develops, low lying coastal areas will see increasingly frequent and more damaging floods here in Scotland.

Both MPs agreed to consider Mr Macdonald’s request to use their position as Members of Parliament and the procedures of the UK Parliament to bring UK targets up to the levels of the targets agreed by the Scottish Parliament in 2008 and to influence the UK Government’s position at the Climate Change Summit in Paris in December 2015, to persuade the world’s governments to reach a fair international climate deal.