Zero Hour, the campaign calling for the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill, is a group of campaigners, scientists, academics, and those from business who recognise that our Government is not acting swiftly enough to address climate change and biodiversity loss.
Zero Hour is using mass mobilisation to lobby MPs to support the Bill, putting pressure on the Government to take it up as new legislation. Crucial to the campaign is the translation of the latest science to a wide range of stakeholders across society. The growing alliance of politicians, NGOs, councils, businesses, community groups etc. that support the bill can be found here.
The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill was developed by scientists, academics and lawyers, along with members of the Big Ask campaign (which led to the Climate Change Act back in 2008). You can find a list of expert contributors here. The campaign for the CEE Bill was launched in August 2020 and the CEE Bill introduced in Parliament the following month as a Private Members’ Bill. With the new Parliament in 2021, the CEE Bill was reintroduced in June.
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