Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, met with constituents campaigning for more action to tackle climate change.
Dr Rachael Antwis, Lecturer in Global Ecology and Conservation at Salford University, came down to London from Reddish with her father to discuss the issue with Gwynne.
Dr Antwis was joining thousands of others from across the country who travelled to Westminster on Wednesday to take part in “The Time is Now” mass lobby.
According to organisers, around 12,000 people took part in the event. Before meeting with their MPs in locations along the River Thames, participants took part in a march past Parliament.
The House of Commons recently passed a Labour Party motion declaring a climate emergency and there have been many climate change-related protests in recent months.
Andrew Gwynne MP said:
“I’d like to thank Rachel and her dad for taking the time to come to London to discuss this vital issue with me.
“Tackling climate change is a real challenge but it’s a challenge that we have to meet, not just for ourselves and future generations, but also to preserve the amazing biodiversity of our planet.
“We don’t just need to declare a climate emergency, we need to act on it too.”