REBECCA Pow is going right to the top to urge the Prime Minister to bring in laws for "zero emissions by 2050".

The Taunton Deane MP is meeting Theresa May and Chancellor Philip Hammond to air the views on the issue of local campaigners.

And at Prime Minister's Questions last week she called on the Government to "do more, faster and sooner, for a sustainable future".

After Mrs May replied that she would study an MPs' report calling for her to "legislate for net zero emissions by 2050" before making a "formal response", Ms Pow said she would press the PM for "a timeline for bringing forward legislation".

The UK is already committed to reducing emissions by 80 per cent by 2050 as the UN warns up to a million species are at risk of extinction because of climate change.

Ms Pow said: "It is important we act quickly on the advice of the Climate Change Committee if we are to avert the climate crisis.

"When I meet the PM I shall also be stressing that tackling the devastating decline in biodiversity needs to be part and parcel of getting to grips with the climate change issue.

"I am pleased the Chancellor has called for a Review on the Economics of Biodiversity to better inform the policies that need to be put in place to address this decline with urgency.

"I am also meeting with him to push this agenda further and will be taking a delegation of like-minded colleagues with me.

"Many of my constituents have raised these issues with me, including Transition Wellington, Taunton Green Parents, many religious groups and Extinction Rebellion and I will represent their views in my meetings with the PM and the Chancellor."