Calling on Jo Churchill MP to sign the 'Climate and ecological emergency bill'

Calling on Jo Churchill MP to sign the 'Climate and ecological emergency bill'

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Rosalind Amor started this petition to Jo Churchill MP

The reality of the climate crisis is becoming increasingly clear to everyone. From the wildfires in Australia and California to the torrential rains in Britain, the threat it poses to humanity is evident. On September 2nd 2020 Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP, introduced a new bill into the U.K's Parliament called 'The Climate and Ecological emergency bill' (CEE bill). It was presented as a private members bill. It's objectives are;

  • A serious plan to deal with the UK’s fair share of emissions and to halt critical rises in global temperatures.

  • Our entire carbon footprint be taken into account – in the UK and overseas.

  • The active conservation and restoration of nature here and overseas, recognising the damage we cause through the goods we import.

  • Those in power not to depend on future technologies to save the day; technologies that are used as an excuse for us to carry on polluting.

  • Ordinary people to have a real say on the right way forward in a Citizens’ Assembly with bite.

 

If the CEE bill was passed it would be a strong, robust piece of legislation that could make a real difference to the environmental crisis, both in Britain and overseas. One of the particular strengths of the CEE bill is that it tackles the two major environmental issues, biodiversity loss and climate change, synchronously. Taking serious action to limit the degree of global warming would result in healthier ecosystems. Restoring ecosystems to a healthier state would make them better carbon sinks, better able to take in the carbon emissions humans produce and withstand the effects of climate change. Another one of the bill's strengths is that it make the U.K government responsible for its entire carbon footprint for the first time, both in Britain and overseas, through the goods it imports. Lastly it would put pressure on the U.K government to truly commit to real environmental action through greater government commitments and a Citizen's assembly with bite.

 


Since the bill was tabled 80+ MPs have signed it – but Jo Churchill, Conservative MP for Bury St Edmunds, isn't one of them. Please could you show your support for the CEE bill today by signing and sharing this petition, calling on Jo Churchill MP to sign the CEE bill?

 


To find out more about the bill visit the CEE bill's website https://www.ceebill.uk/bill

 


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