This week, the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill – introduced by Caroline Lucas MP and backed by a number of cross-party MP’s including Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish – was tabled in Parliament.
The CEE Bill aims to ensure that the UK plays its role in limiting global warming to 1.5% and would assign new duties to government and Parliament to ‘enact a strategy that meets ambitious targets for both climate change and diversity loss’. The Bill would also create a climate and nature citizens assembly to propose recommendations in line with the legislations aim.
The Private Members Bill was initially introduced in a slightly different form in the last Parliamentary session, but fell away due to lack of legislative time. It has now been reintroduced in a strengthened and condensed format.
The redrafting of the bill has been aided by scientist, experts, campaigners and MP’s of all political stripes. The Bill is now due to have its second reading on 10 September 2021.
Gwynne is now calling on other Parliamentarians to join the 110 cross-party MP’s supporting this bill to help make the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill law.
Andrew Gwynne said:
I’m really proud to be backing this Bill in its updated format.
We are facing a climate and ecological emergency, Government and lawmakers must act quickly to implement robust and radical changes.
I call on all MP’s to join me in supporting this Bill ahead of it’s second reading in September. If we all put our heads together we can help create a world-leading statutory framework that facilitates collaborative action across all sectors of the economy and society.
Ask your MP to back the bill today by visiting ceebill.uk