Sunday, 22 November 2009

Griffiths plays 'tec on climate change crime scene

Wrexham's Assembly Member, Lesley Griffiths, played detective when WWF Cymru staged a Climate Crime Scene at the National Assembly in Cardiff Bay.

2009 is the most important year ever for our climate with UN negotiations concluding in Copenhagen next month.

To raise awareness of this critical time for action on climate change in the run-up to Copenhagen, WWF Cymru staged a Climate Crime Scene at the Senedd on November 17.

WWF Cymru staged the outline of a life-sized polar bear cordoned off by police tape to depict the possible sign of things to come – unless we tackle climate change now. WWF invited members of the Welsh Assembly Government and visitors and staff to the
Senedd to view the crime scene and to sign up to our petition for a strong global deal to be agreed in Copenhagen in December to help secure a safe future for the planet.

Lesley Griffiths AM said:

"WWF Cymru has demonstrated with this innovative photo call what the future holds unless climate change is tackled now. Climate change left unchecked will have devastating impacts for people and wildlife across the planet.

"2009 is the most important year for Climate Change – we simply must secure a strong deal between nations in Copenhagen in December to seriously tackle this problem. I ask the people of Wrexham to sign up to WWF’s campaign to show their support and help safeguard our planet."

The Climate Crime Scene photo call formed part of the launch of WWF-Cymru’s second Climate Witness Jerry Percy. Jerry is the Chief Executive of the Welsh Federation of Fishermen’s Associations and he became a climate witness to highlight the concerns that Welsh fishermen have about how climate change is impacting on marine life, the fishing industry and ultimately our nation.

The Climate Witness is a WWF international programme that documents real life accounts from people across the world who are already experiencing climate change.

Welsh Climate Witness Jerry Percy joins WWF Cymru’s first Climate Witness farmer Wyn Evans from Pembrokeshire who became a Climate Witness earlier this year. Wyn’s account revealed how climate change is affecting agriculture.

For more information about WWF’s Climate Witness programme and how you can get involved please visit

To find out more on WWF’s Global Deal Campaign please visit:

WWF’s Global Deal Campaign


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