Leading scientists say we risk losing control of our climate for good, unless we quickly reduce emissions and restore lost nature. That’s where the Climate & Ecology Bill comes in.
Those same scientists have worked with MPs, legal experts, ecological economists and campaigners to bring the Climate & Ecology Bill before Parliament. It’s specifically designed to reverse climate and ecological breakdown, offering us real hope.
We're already acting at a local level on the aims of the CEE Bill. To enshrine it in law would provide even greater focus on the climate and ecological emergency—and give a greater mandate for national policy and resources to be aligned, to have the necessary impact on this most pressing issue.
As supporters of the CEE Bill, Devon County Council is calling on MPs to work with Government colleagues and bring about the legislative reform and additional resources we need to facilitate the behavioural changes, skills development, technology deployment and investment to meet the Paris Agreement commitments. We need a strong legislative framework to embed those environmental targets in law, and enable local councils' plans to align with those targets.
We need the UK Government to create the framework for Councils to deliver meaningful responses to the climate emergency at local levels. The CEE Bill is the best solution I've seen. It will really help Penzance Council to deliver its Climate Action Plan.