The UK Climate Change Act was the first of its kind. It required the UK to cut its carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. However, it is now 10 years old and out of date.

Both the science and the experiences of people living in poverty tell us it’s time to up the UK’s ambition. It’s time to create a net zero target to tackle climate change and help protect poor communities.

To get to zero, we need a net zero target written into law. Ten years on there’s an opportunity to reinstate the same spirit of ambition we had in 2008. Ask your MP to be a “zero hero” by adding your name to a special Climate Act anniversary card: caid.org.uk/zero-hero.

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