Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, Green Party of England and Wales
Cllr Craig Simmons, Lord Mayor of Oxford, Leader of Green Group, Oxford City Council and Sheriff of Oxford:
“I strongly support the work of the Oxford Climate Policy forum who are working cross-party to learn about, and influence, climate policy. As Oxford’s Lord Mayor elect I have made the climate crisis one of the focal points for my year in office. It is therefore particularly exciting to see such initiatives take root in the City.
Cllr Tom Hayes, Oxford City Council’s Cabinet Member for a Safer and Greener Environment and Chair of Oxfordshire Co-Operative Party:
“Climate change casts a long shadow on the world—we cannot allow more decades to pass by without coming up with lasting solutions to our climate crisis. Working with all councillors, the Labour-led City Council has played a leading role in reducing city-wide Carbon Dioxide emissions by 24% and raising city-wide renewable electricity generation by 56% since 2016. Our city will be home to the world’s first zero emission zone and the UK’s first citizens assembly on climate change, so that all viewpoints on environmental issues, especially those which often go unheard, shape our ambition to be zero carbon by 2030. More of the same won’t solve our problems, which is why the citizens assembly will be designed by a cross-party independent group and we’re working across parties to develop climate policy. As such, I welcome the Oxford Climate Policy Forum’s aims.”
Cllr Richard Howlett and Cllr Dr Hosnieh Djafari-Marbini, Oxford City Council (Labour Party)
David Williams, Green Party Parliamentary Candidate for Oxford East, former councillor of more than 30 years
“I strongly endorse the Oxford Climate Policy Forum and its objectives. Any assistance that the Forum requires that is required from me will be fully forthcoming as this is a matter of urgency.”