David Cameron was right to put climate change back on the agenda with this week’s Queen’s speech.

But as the world prepares to reach a global climate deal in Paris later this year, we need local and national action as well as words.

Climate change is real, and is happening now. It poses a grave threat to the things we love in the UK, and especially to many of the world’s poorest people.

That is why the climate coalition has come together to organise the first mass lobby of the new Parliament.

Thousands of people will meet their MPs in a friendly festival atmosphere to ask politicians to come together to tackle the issue.

This means ending our reliance on fossil fuels by investing in renewable energy, protecting natural habitats, helping developing countries adapt to climate change and helping people in the UK make their homes and businesses energy efficient.

We will be joined by farmers, rowers, skiers, doctors, nuns, priests, anglers, birdwatchers and many more people from every walk of life and all political points of view.

Please join us too, in London on June 17.

For more information about our climate coalition, and how to arrange a meeting with your MP, visit fortheloveof.org.uk/ speakup.

DAVID NUSSBAUM Chief executive, WWF-UK LORETTA MINGHELLA Chief executive, Christian Aid MARK GOLDRING Chief Executive, Oxfam MATTHEW FROST Chief Executive, Tearfund CHRIS BAIN, Director of Cafod