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Paris Climate Agreement

In light of the ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement, the NFWI has released the following statement:

Marylyn Haines Evans, Chair of Public Affairs Committee, National Federation of Women's Institutes, said:
“The ratification of the Paris Agreement is absolutely fantastic news for everyone.  The WI has campaigned on environmental issues for many years, and we’re proud that so many of our members have joined calls for action to tackle the threat posed by climate change. It poses risks to so many things, like the British countryside that we love and want to preserve for future generations, and to women worldwide, who are often most vulnerable to the changing climate.

“The approval of the Paris Agreement is great news, but it does not mean that the problem is solved.  We will keep working with our members to make sure that climate change remains a priority with our leaders in the coming months and years, and one of the top priorities must be to keep building clean sustainable energy for everyone in Britain. Now the government must take the necessary action and demonstrate how they will bring the agreement into reality and secure a sustainable future for us all.”