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Young CAFOD supporters show their climate change films to MPs

Friday 6 November 2015, by SIGNIS

London, Brussels, November 6th, 2015 (ICN/SIGNIS)Young movie makers who took part in a national film project have had their videos shown in Parliament as part of a project supported by CAFOD.

The films, shot by pupils from St Mary’s Academy in Blackpool, St Mary, Queen of Martyrs in Hull, and student Liam Lewin, were chosen to show to MPs at The Climate Coalition’s ’Close-up on Climate’ event.

The Climate Coalition is a collection of over 100 organisations representing more than 11 million people across the UK dedicated to action on climate change and limiting its impact on the world’s poorest communities. Coalition member organisations range from aid agencies such CAFOD to civil society groups such as Women’s Institute and trade unions such as Unison.

Nearly 70 groups took part in the challenge, filming movies about the impact of the changing climate on issues ranging from their hometown to the local beach to the price of chocolate.

CAFOD’s Neil Thorns, who also chairs The Climate Coalition, said: "These films are great. They take the voices of young people through their films directly to politicians to show their concerns and cares, and call for leaders to act on behalf of not just future generations but the millions of people worldwide who are already living with the impacts of climate change.

"We’d like to thank the film makers for their creativity and raising such an important issue in such an inspiring way."

The young people are calling for world leaders to commit at the UN climate talks this month in Paris to a strong global agreement on tackling climate change and securing clean and sustainable energy for everyone.

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