THE CLIMATE AND ECOLOGICAL EMERGENCY BILL

This bill brings honesty and responsibility back into climate legislation.‘ Caroline Lucas

Want to campaign on something that tells the truth about the Climate and Ecological Emergency and how the UK should respond and show leadership in the run-up to COP15 (biodiversity) and COP27 (climate)? This is the page for you!

WHAT IS THE CEE BILL?

The Climate and Ecological Emergency (CEE) Bill – is a plan for a new UK law that addresses the full extent of the climate and nature crisis in line with the most up-to-date science. The Bill is the only proposed legislation before the UK Parliament that ensures a comprehensive and joined-up approach to the emergency and acknowledges the full extent of the UK’s emissions and ecological footprint as well as its responsibility to ensure that it prevents and reverses damaging impacts, globally, so that the least developed nations still have the chance to develop sustainably. 

THE THEOLOGY

Why should Christians support the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill?

Watch Revd. Vanessa Elston of Christian Climate Action in A Faith Response to the CEE Bill.

MORE ABOUT THE BILL

The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill was developed with members of the successful ‘Big Ask’ campaign (a Friends of the Earth initiative which led to the Climate Change Act 2008), Power for People, whose Local Electricity Bill we support, as well as top scientists, economists, lawyers and academics – just take a look at the ‘hall of fame’ at the bottom of this webpage.

The CEE Bill sets out a whole-of-government emergency plan to rapidly transition away from fossil fuels and reverse the destruction of nature. The Bill is about:

  1. Tackling the climate and nature crises together
  1. Doing our fair share to cut UK emissions and stay below 1.5°C of global warming
  1. Halting and reverse UK biodiversity loss by 2030
  1. Taking responsibility for the entirety of our global carbon and ecological footprints
  1. Involving the public in a fair way forward

The second reading of the Bill is currently scheduled for 18 March 2022.

HELP MAKE IT HAPPEN

OTHER VIDEOS – BE INSPIRED BY THE BILL

Do watch these videos! They explain why this bill is the legislative answer to the climate and ecological emergency. If you are anything like us, you will be inspired, motivated and filled with hope for this bill and love for these incredible people who are supporting it.

two minute clear and succinct explanation of the CEE Bill

Speeches from five different political parties, including Caroline Lucas, in parliament.

An Introduction to the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill with Dr Amy McDonnell, Charles Secrett & Nessy Haines-Matos

The CEE Bill – scientifically robust yet politically radical? with Caroline Egan, Dr. Charlie Gardner, Dr. Joeri Rogelj and Charles Secrett

The CEE Bill in a Year until COP26, with Caroline Lucas, Tim Jackson, Kate Raworth and Kumi Naidoo

Watch CEE Bill Alliance Oxfordshire’s event ‘Can the UK lead on climate change? The CEE Bill and our future.’

READ WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT IT

Why the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill could lead to a revolution of the imagination by Rob Hopkins

We owe it to young people to take action on climate change – it’s their future we’re stealing – by James Dyke, a senior lecturer in global systems at Exeter University

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Author: Ruth Jarman | Date: 19 January, 2022 | Category: Action Climate Emergency | Comments: 0


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