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Score a goal for climate justice

The Christian Aid European football squad today took a break from their World Cup preparations to tackle Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, ahead of his first EU council meeting on climate change in Luxembourg on 11 June. 

The squad assembled outside the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to encourage Mr Huhne to ‘score a goal for climate justice’ by ensuring the EU commit to a 30 per cent reduction in emissions targets by 2020.

Christian Aid is calling on the UK government to ensure they ‘do not move emissions goalposts’ and deliver on the Liberal Democrats climate commitments made during the election campaign.

European players that Mr Huhne will need to get on side include Germany, Italy, France, Holland, Denmark and Spain, who have yet to publicly support the 30 per cent goal.

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For further information contact Karen Lobo-Morell on 020 7523 2404 or klobomorell@christian-aid.org

Notes to Editor:

1. Christian Aid works in some of the world's poorest communities in nearly 50 countries. We act where the need is greatest, regardless of religion, helping people build the life they deserve.

2. Climate change is already depriving poor people in many developing countries of their livelihoods.  Christian Aid believes that it must urgently be tackled, in order to help achieve a world free of poverty.  Our new drive, Poverty Over, explains what we believe needs to be done – and can be done – to end global poverty.  Details at www.christianaid.org.uk

3. Christian Aid is a member of the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition, made up of more than 100 organisations with 11 million supporters.

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