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To: Tulip Siddiq and Keir Starmer, MPs for Camden
Support the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill
We, the residents of the London Borough of Camden, stand with Climate Emergency Camden and Transition Kentish Town in asking our MPs Tulip Siddiq and Keir Starmer to support the passage of the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill (CEE Bill) through Parliament.
Why is this important?
The government is not on track to meet its commitment to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C. The current Environment Bill is not fit for purpose and the latest 10 point plan announced by Boris Johnson is not even ambitious enough to reach the government’s own climate goals.
The CEE Bill offers a viable framework for climate action based on scientific reality and was drafted by an alliance of scientists, academics, lawyers and environmentalists. It was officially published by Parliament on 2 November 2020. The Bill aims to ensure that the UK plays a fair and proper role in limiting global heating to 1.5°C and conserving the natural world by restoring essential ecosystems. A temporary, Citizens Assembly is also proposed by the Bill, in order to assist the UK Government in determining which policies to include in its emergency strategy for reducing emissions and protecting nature.
More than 80 MPs from eight political parties are already backing the Bill and five parties - the Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru, SDLP, Alliance and Greens - now officially support it. The CEE Bill is gaining momentum and the way public opinion is changing about the climate and ecological crisis will determine more than ever, how people vote at the next election. To protect our planet and our future, it is undeniable that we will have to change the way we live. We could delay this until it is too expensive or too late to limit extreme damage and societal breakdown, or we can act now in a well planned manner guided by legislation such as the CEE Bill. How we act right now will define the UK's place in the world for decades to come.
The nature of the crisis that we face demands a bold, far-reaching and radical climate and ecological emergency strategy, which will reboot our economy with a just transition to a zero-carbon society living in harmony with a thriving natural world.
We implore you to show leadership in this moment of extreme crisis and to back the CEE Bill.
The CEE Bill Campaign: https://www.ceebill.uk/
List of MPs supporting the CEE Bill: https://www.ceebill.uk/bill
The CEE Bill published by Parliament: https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/cbill/58-01/0172/200172.pdf