They occupyied the roof to call for a new style of politics in Britain, one capable of rising to meet the challenge of climate change. More people are handing out copies of their climate manifesto on the street which outlines the 12 simple steps the UK can take to save the climate.
We've got less than two months until the global summit on climate change and so far bold action has been trumped by short term interests. It's our generation that must take charge and save our climate. And we can, but the clock is ticking.
If you haven't already, please send a letter to your MP today and ask them to commit to the 12 policies the've outlined that are needed to save the climate and the planet.
You can also watch a video featuring a few of the volunteers on the roof to find out more and read all the updates on our site.
The 12 Policies:
Zero carbon. Guarantee that emissions from the UK power sector will be near zero by 2030, as recommended by the UK government's Committee on Climate Change.
Cut coal. Immediately rule out all emissions from new coal-fired power stations, preventing any new unabated or partially abated coal plants.
Cut emissions 42% by 2020. Commit Britain to meeting the bolder emissions target recommended by the Committee on Climate Change.
Insulate Britain. Drastically cut energy wastage by retrofitting all existing buildings and ensuring all new buildings meet zero-emission standards.
Fair financing. Commit to help pay for low carbon development in developing countries, to stop deforestation and to protect the world’s poorest people from the impacts of climate change.
Repower Britain. Commit to ensuring that at least 15% of the UK’s total energy (including heat, electricity and transport) comes from renewables by 2020.
Rewire Britain. Ensure that the electricity grid is upgraded to harness wind power and build smart local grids to improve communities’ ability to generate their own clean energy.
Curb aviation. Stop all airport expansion, including Heathrow’s proposed third runway.
Invest in Britain. Properly fund reseach and development, develop new training programmes and support the manufacturing supply chain to help Britain compete in the global low carbon economy.
Bank on green. Set up a green infrastructure bank that would lend to major low carbon projects and harness the expertise of the financial sector.
Issue green bonds. Give investors and savers a secure new way to help fund green projects through government backed bonds.
Reform taxation. Refocus taxation onto pollution so that it can support new green industries and drive down emissions while strengthening the UK’s finances