Sir Menzies Campbell has pledged his support to the environmental campaign 10:10.
The campaign seeks to encourage individuals, business organisations and public sector bodies to cut their carbon pollution by 10% by the end of 2010.
Commenting, Sir Menzies said:
“I am proud to add my name to such an important campaign as this.
“Climate change is a massive problem, affecting every part of the globe, and it’s easy to feel powerless to do anything to stop it. What this campaign emphasises is that if we act together, with each individual making small changes to their lifestyles, we can take a huge step towards reducing Britain’s harmful carbon emissions.
“I would encourage everyone – businesses and schools included – who is interested in combating climate change to sign up to the campaign. By using energy more efficiently, turning off electrical equipment when they’re not being used and recycling more, we can save money and improve our personal carbon footprints.
“Together, we can send a clear message to the British Government that people want immediate and ambitious political action on climate change.”