A BOROUGH MP has added her voice to a major climate change campaign.

Kate Green, who represents Stretford and Urmston, has signed up to The Climate Coalition's 'Show The Love' initiative, which champions the things which would be lost without efforts to tackle environmental damage.

A report released last week from the coalition warned that a population the size of Birmingham and Manchester combined face significant flood risk from climate change.

The coalition is made up of more than 140 organisations representing more than 22 million people, ranging from aid agencies such as CAFOD and Christian Aid to groups such as the Women’s Institute, WWF, RSPB, and the National Trust.

The MP said: “We can clearly see the impacts of climate change on our doorsteps – and we must put policies in place to get on track to reaching our legally binding net zero target. I'm proud to be campaigning for policies that make our country fit for the future, and being cleaner and greener to end our contribution to climate change. I want to be part of leaving a legacy for future generations that we can all be proud of."

Last year the UK was the first major economy to set a net zero emissions target, committing to ending contributions to climate change within a generation but the government is said to be significantly off-target.