Updated 18 June 2019. This can change at any time, especially after a cabinet reshuffle or general election.
Who are the people in the UK government who make the laws to make the most (and any real) impact on the reduction of fossil fuel greenhouse gases to tackle climate change and who do they consult? And who’s who in the opposition and other political parties?
Contact your constituency MP
First and foremost, contact your MP. As long as you remain reasonable, they have an obligation to respond to your requests. though they may immediately pass your correspondence onto the relevant department – in fact, you can ask them to do just that, and the department should send you a reply.
Contrary to what you may think, the Department of the Environment is not the first point of call but the Department of Business as climate change is caused by emissions, mostly fossil fuels.
Write to your MP about fossil fuel emissions or carbon fee and dividend and you will most likely receive a reply from this department. You can reply directly to
Most likely to reply: The Rt Hon Claire Perry MP Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth (currently on leave from her ministerial position).
Conservative MP for Devizes.
View Claire Perry’s voting record and contact information.
Most likely to reply: Chris Skidmore MP Interim Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth
Conservative MP for Kingswood
View Chris Skidmore’s voting record and contact information.
Head of Department: The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Conservative MP for Royal Tunbridge Wells
View Greg Clark’s voting record and contact information.
Head of Department: The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP – Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Conservative MP for Surrey Heath
View Michael Gove’s voting record and contact information.
Roseanna Cunningham MSP: Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform
Scottish National Party MSP for Perthshire South and
View Roseanna Cunningham’s voting record and contact information.
Welsh Government (Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru)
Lesley Griffiths AM: Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs
Welsh Labour AM for Wrexham
View Lesley Griffiths’s voting record and contact information.
Rebecca Long Bailey MP: Shadow Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy
Labour MP for Salford and Eccles
View Rebecca Long-Bailey’s voting record and contact information.
Rachel Reeves MP: Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
Labour MP for Leeds West
View Rachel Reeve’s voting record and contact information.
The Committee on Climate Change (the CCC) is an independent, statutory body established under the Climate Change Act 2008.
Their purpose is to advise the UK Government and Devolved Administrations on emissions targets and report to Parliament on progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change.
Chair: Lord Deben