Ask your MP/ MSP/ AM/ MLA

Please ask your MP/ MSP/ AM /MLA to support our petition.

It will really help us to build momentum if the petition, Climate SOS: Shift Our Subsidies Declaration and the five demands are supported by MPs and representatives of devolved administrations.

We’d appreciate your help in gaining their support.

You can find your representatives’ email addresses on the They work for you website.

Below is a template text.

If your MP/ MSP/ AM /MLA replies to say they support the petition we’d be grateful if you could let us know.

We will display on this page a list of MPs, MSPs, AMs and MLAs who have supported the petition, Declaration and five demands. We will update this list once per month or with every ten new supporters, whichever is more frequent. (Please see below the Email Template.)

Thank you for your support.

Email Template

Dear …

I have recently signed a petition demanding that the UK Government and devolved administrations shift subsidies from fossil fuels to the zero-carbon economy.

In a climate emergency, the UK Government is spending billions of pounds each year propping up the fossil fuel industry at home and overseas. This is driving up carbon emissions.

The Covid-19 health and economic crisis could make this situation even worse as governments decide on whether to spend trillions on rescue packages for fossil fuel and high-carbon industries as well as on stimulus packages to re-start their economies.

It is essential that the UK Government takes this opportunity to ‘build back better’. In the words of Dominic Raab, “It will be the duty of every responsible government to see that our economies are revived and rebuild in a way that will stand the test of time. That means investing in industries and infrastructure that can turn the tide on climate change.”

The UK Government must tell the truth about its fossil fuel subsidies and shift taxpayers’ money from fossil fuels and industrial-scale bioenergy (from land-use change) into energy efficiency, non-emissive renewable energy, public transport and nature restoration.

The UK Government also needs to show leadership in COP 26 and other international meetings to advocate and support urgent international action to be taken to end fossil fuel subsidies.

You can see :

the petition here,

the Climate SOS: Shift Our Subsidies Declaration here,

the five demands to the UK Government here

and the Climate SOS Statement on Shifting Subsidies after Covid-19 here.

Please can you reply to let me know if you have signed the petition, if you agree with the Climate SOS: Shift Our Subsidies Declaration and if you support the five demands to the UK Government?

I’d be grateful if you could also let the Climate SOS group know as well. You can contact them on shiftoursubsidies@gmail.com

Finally, if you support the five demands to the UK Government, please could you write to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the Secretary of State for International Trade (and any other relevant ministries) to state your support, to urge them to take action on shifting subsidies from fossil fuels to the zero-carbon economy and to ask them for a response.

Yours faithfully,

Elected representatives who have supported the petition, the Declaration and the five demands to the UK Government

Thank you to these elected representatives for their support:

(Details to follow)

MPs

MSPs

AMs

MLAs