Around 60 citizens have met 40 members of the Finnish Parliament to discuss Finnish climate policies. The citizen lobbyists had a clear message: Finnish people want to see ambitious and fair climate policies and a law with binding annual cuts in carbon emissions.
Citizen lobbyists won four new supporters for a Climate Change Law, including the vice president of the Social Democrat party.
Many of the MPs met during the action were already supporters of Climate Change Law and had the opportunity to discuss ways to advance the law. Citizen lobbyists reminded them of the elections in April 2011. In the heated election debates, Climate Change Law will be the issue separating climate heroes from climate zeroes. Climate Change Law needs to be included in the government platform of the next government in order to be realised before it is too late.
This impressive and influential event was organised completely with voluntary forces: the brave citizen lobbyists and hardworking activists of the Finnish Big Ask campaign.