On the 12th August we launched the campaign for the Climate and Ecological Emergency (CEE) bill. This is a Private Members’ Bill, and taking it through parliament will be a hard-fought process but it has been done before with major climate legislation. This is an alliance bill that has been written by scientists, lawyers and activists; it is gathering support from a broad range of campaign groups, businesses, charities and individuals. The bill has the potential to become the most significant move forward since the Climate Change Act 2008.
“This Bill outlines the path needed to avoid the catastrophe outlined by the United Nations... it is farsighted aiming to protect those at risk now and in the future.”
Kumi Naidoo, former International Executive Director of Greenpeace International and Secretary General of Amnesty International.
In a nutshell, the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill calls for:
"I welcome this campaign for a new Bill on the climate and ecological emergency [...]
We can’t wait until 2050 to reach net zero – we will have long missed the moment by then if we are to limit the global average temperature rise to 1.5C. That has to be the goal and is a welcome focus of this Bill.
We are all in this together. We need to come together in our response"
Caroline Lucas, MP