The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill

The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill2020-12-21T19:07:33+00:00

21 December 2020

The Climate and Ecological Emergency (CEE) Bill will be presented to parliament in March 2021. It is designed to make it UK law that the UK government put in place timely and appropriate measures that will enable us to abide within the Paris Agreement on climate change.

In doing so, the CEE Bill also acknowledges the crucial part played by the UK in bringing about the climate and ecological emergency in the first place – historically, since the Industrial Revolution, the UK is the highest contributor to global warming.

The CEE bill also acknowledges the crucial part played currently by the UK, not just within the boundaries of the UK shores, but also through its worldwide trade, global investments in fossil fuel and its supporting industry, and exploitation of countries of the Global South.

XR Newham will be working to get our MPs to commit to support the CEE Bill. We will be contacting as many Newham residents and people in leadership roles as we can to ask them to support the CEE Bill. If you would like to get involved, please get in touch – the more the merrier.

Below is a sample letter to send to Newham residents asking for support for the CEE Bill:

Subject: Please add your name in support of the CEE Bill.

Hello      (name)

The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill will be presented to parliament in March 2021. It is designed to make it UK law that the UK Government put in place timely and appropriate measures that will enable us to abide within the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

In doing so, the CEE Bill also acknowledges the crucial part played by the UK in bringing about the Climate and Ecological Emergency in the first place – historically, since the Industrial Revolution, the UK is the highest contributor to Global Warming.

The CEE bill also acknowledges the crucial part played currently by the UK, not just within the boundaries of the UK shores, but also through its world-wide trade, global investments in fossil fuel and its supporting industry, and exploitation of countries of the Global South.

“The urgency and scale of the response required to tackle the emergency facing life on Earth is in this Bill. Those who are vulnerable are already suffering: the Bill provides a route for these communities to define the actions needed to protect them and all that they cherish. The Bill defines the path needed to avoid the catastrophe outlined by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres in 2018. Based on the accepted science of the IPCC, it is farsighted, aiming to protect those at risk now and in the future”. Kumi Naidoo (former Executive Director, Greenpeace International and Secretary General, Amnesty International; chair, Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity)

To register your support, please contact us at XR Newham.

Thank you,

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