The statement was handed in to the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, at a reception in the House of Lords on Thursday 26th December to mark the beginning of the #COP21 Climate Summit in Paris.
Speaking at the event, Lord Bourne alongside Baroness Joyce Anelay, Minister of State of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, reiterated the importance of reaching a strong global climate deal in the Paris talks and thanked all the individuals and organisations who have helped Britain progress up to this point.
Shanza Ali, Chair of the Muslim Climate Action, alongside other members handed in the statement to Lord Bourne to demonstrate the support from the Muslim community in reaching a strong climate deal for Britain during the Paris Climate Summit. The Muslim Climate Action statement was signed by 150+ Muslim community leaders and members around the UK. You can read the statement here: http://www.muslimclimateaction.org.uk/what-we-want/