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To: Alister Jack MP
Ask Alister Jack to support the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill
The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill was recently raised in parliament as a Private Member's Bill. The bill was developed with members of the Big Ask campaign (a Friends of the Earth initiative), Power for People, and with contributions from eminent scientists, academics and lawyers.
Alister Jack has a mixed record (at best) on environmental issues. Demand his representation on this important issue and his support for the CEE Bill!
Why is this important?
We are facing an unprecedented climate crisis crisis and the UK government simply isn’t doing enough.
The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill can help us change our course—making the government act with the urgency we need and involving everyday people in a Citizens’ Assembly that has real bite.
If the CEE Bill is made law, the government would have to act fast, accounting for our entire carbon footprint while actively conserving nature here and overseas. The bill could set a precedent that can be replicated across the world.
According to They Work for You, a website that documents MP voting records, Alister Jack "generally voted against measures to prevent climate change". Recently he refused to meet with a constituent to discuss environmental issues on the basis that he'd "already had discussions with an environmental group this year".
It is vital that local environmental groups and concerned citizens have the opportunity to convey to Alister Jack the severity of the crisis we are facing and to demand his representation in parliament. Encouraging him to support the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill would be a great start!