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To: Members of Plymouth City Council, MP Johnny Mercer, MP Luke Pollard, MP Gary Streeter

Support The Climate And Ecological Emergency Bill

Support The Climate And Ecological Emergency Bill

We ask Plymouth County Council to pass a motion in support of the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill thus joining the 112 Councils already supporting it.

We ask our MPs to support this bill in parliament by adding their names to the list of 115 MPs already supporting the bill. In parliament this bill has support from all political parties, it needs more support.

Why is this important?

The dangers of climate change and loss of natural habitat are happening across the whole world. People are losing livelihoods and homes and many are dying. Species extinction is accelerating at an unprecedented rate.

Worldwide, governments are not taking enough action. Whilst our own government does have long term targets, sadly we are way off track in meeting them.

Our Government appointed Committee on Climate Change gave this key message in June 2021 "This defining year for the UK’s climate credentials has been marred by uncertainty and delay to a host of new climate strategies. Those that have emerged have too often missed the mark. With every month of inaction, it is harder for the UK to get on track."
The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee stated in June 2021 "Of all G7 countries, the UK has the lowest level of biodiversity left. 15% of our species are now threatened with extinction. It is not too late to change course. Experts say that this downward trend can be reversed, but only through urgent transformative change."
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says it is now “Code Red for Humanity.” and warns that immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are needed to keep alive any hope of keeping to the goal, established in 2015 as a threshold for avoiding the worst impacts of climate change.

The CEE Bill becoming an Act will mean:
A legal commitment to follow the scientific advice to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C.
A legal commitment to restore and protect nature.
Annual legally-binding targets to keep us on track, whichever party is in government.
Ordinary citizens informed and consulted via a Climate & Nature Assembly.
Support from across ALL political parties.

Many Councils and MPs already support the Bill. Here in Plymouth and Devon we all need to join them. South Hams Council are already supporting the bill along with many others in Devon, including Devon County Council.

Plymouth, UK

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Updates

2021-11-02 17:37:28 +0000

100 signatures reached

2021-09-03 16:51:49 +0100

50 signatures reached

2021-09-01 23:20:02 +0100

25 signatures reached

2021-09-01 19:06:17 +0100

10 signatures reached