Kerry McCarthy Labour MP for Bristol East
Making a new pair of jeans has the same impact as driving 60 miles in a petrol car in terms of emissions.
That’s why I supported Oxfam ‘s #SecondHandSeptember campaign, pledging to buy no new clothes for 30 days to reduce my emissions and wear second hand clothes whenever possible. (Pictured here wearing a vintage dress I picked up in Edinburgh last year, while in Scotland for COP26!)
The COP27 Climate Summit is now underway and is a vital reminder that we must all do our part as individuals to make sustainable choices, whilst pushing for wider change at the global level to bring down emissions.
September may be over, but you can still take part in the campaign. More info here.