[Apologies for the reposting. Trying out some new blogging software on my iPhone]

There are some cynics who believe that we are powerless to bring about massive change. I would strongly disagree with that.

…as would Friends of the Earth UK.

Message to supporters:

Together we’ve done it!

A huge thank you to everyone who has supported us on our Big Ask campaign. Together we have finally got a strong Climate Change Law.

Parliament voted on 28 October for the world-beating legislation after a 3 and a half year campaign by Friends of the Earth. The first of its kind in the world, the Law is a huge step in the fight against climate change.

The Law commits the Government to 80 per cent cuts in the UK’s emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050, including emissions from aviation and shipping, and with annual targets along the way to keep us on track.

This really is an astonishing achievement. And you helped make this happen – thank you!

And there’s more great news for the planet: Obama got elected! This is fantastic, what we’ve needed for so long.