Today, I was pleased to welcome our local MP Robert Buckland and local business leaders for breakfast at Nationwide House. The event was to celebrate the launch of the Wiltshire and Swindon Climate Declaration which has been prepared by the Wiltshire and Swindon Climate Action Network and signed by over 20 local organisations including Nationwide.
By signing the declaration, Nationwide Building Society is confirming that we recognise the threat of climate change and the new opportunities of the low carbon economy which offer energy security, long term jobs, prosperity and protection of our wildlife and countryside. We also support the legal UK target of an 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050, and are committed to continuing to do our bit to reduce our environment footprint.
The Climate Declaration was presented to Robert with a request that he pass on our messages to the Prime Minister and the negotiating team attending the United Nations Summit on Climate Change which starts in Paris on 4 December.