The Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance will deliver a briefing on Climate Change to MPs on Monday 11th July from 15:30-17:00.
Sir Patrick will be joined by Prof Gideon Henderson, the Chief Scientific Adviser for Defra, Prof Stephen Belcher, Met Office Chief Scientist and Prof Emily Shuckburgh, Director of Cambridge Zero. This will include updates on both the science of climate change and its solutions, and be followed by a Question and Answer session.
The briefing from the Chief Scientific Adviser will provide the latest scientific evidence on the climate crisis to enable members of parliament to take the decisive actions needed to protect human and planetary health, in much the same way as we witnessed the Chief Medical Officer share vital evidence-based information during the covid pandemic.
This briefing is being held following calls from 79 leading climate scientists and 29 senior health leaders from across the UK, who have warned that climate change is evolving at a rapid pace and will result in catastrophic harm to health that will be impossible to reverse without urgent action at scale and speed. The call from health leaders came following a request to intervene in the case of Angus Rose who went on hunger strike outside parliament.
We have developed an easy to use online tool for health professionals to write to their MP and call on them to attend the briefing. The tool can be accessed here and just takes a couple of minutes to send.