The CEE Bill in Parliament

The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill was initially presented in Parliament in September 2020 by Caroline Lucas MP, along with supporting MPs from seven political parties. With the parliamentary session coming to an end on 29 April 2021, the first phase of our campaign has come to an end. During this period, we built support from over 100 MPs, as well as hundreds of organisations, businesses and local councils. See a full list of our supporters here. A new parliamentary session started on 11 May 2021, and the Bill will be reintroduced at the earliest opportunity (from mid-June 2021).

Current version of the Bill

Based on feedback and advice received during the first phase of the campaign, the Bill has been updated and condensed. Click on the link below to view the current draft of the Bill as of mid-May 2021.

The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill    Executive Summary CEE Bill 2021-22

Expert contributors

The CEE Bill Alliance would like to thank the following scientists and academics for their expert contributions to the Bill:

  • Prof. Kevin Anderson, Interim Director of the Tyndall Centre, University of Manchester
  • Dr Scott Archer-Nicholls, Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Cambridge
  • Timothy Baldwin, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers
  • Dr Andrew Boswell, Independent Environment Consultant
  • Gillian Burke, Biologist and Broadcaster
  • Paul Clark, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers
  • Dr James Dyke, Global Systems, University of Exeter
  • Caroline Egan, Retired Solicitor
  • Dr Charlie Gardner, Conservation Science, University of Kent
  • Prof. Dave Goulson, Biology - Evolution, Behaviour and Environment, University of Sussex
  • Prof. Joanna Haigh, former Co-Director of the Grantham Institute at Imperial College
  • Abigail Holt, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers
  • Vivek Kumar, Barrister
  • Prof. Tim Jackson, Ecological Economist, University of Surrey
  • Prof. E.J. Milner-Gulland, Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science, University of Oxford
  • Eleanor Nichol, Campaign Strategist, Global Witness
  • Dr Jordan Raine, former editor of The Conversation
  • Dr Joeri Rogelj, IPCC report lead author, and Director of Research in Climate Change and the Environment, Grantham Institute at Imperial College
  • Andrew Simms, Co-director, New Weather Institute, and Research Associate, Centre for Global Political Economy, University of Sussex
  • Prof. Peter Somerville, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, University of Lincoln
  • Prof. Graham Smith, Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster
  • Prof. Julia Steinberger, Social Ecology and Ecological Economics, University of Leeds
  • Prof. (Emeritus) Philip Warren, Dept Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield
  • Robert Whitfield, Chair of Trustees, One World Trust, and former Senior Vice President of Airbus Industrie
  • Jefim Vogel, PhD candidate in Ecological Economics at the Sustainability Research Institute