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Ask your MP to back the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill this September.

Climate and ecological breakdown is already upon us, and only system change is going to get us out. The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill does just that, calling for a just transition via a government-mandated citizens’ assembly.

But to stand any chance of passing, the Bill needs the backing of a majority of OUR MPs. So let’s call them and make our voices heard – they need to back the Bill!

What is the Bill?

The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill has been developed with members of Extinction Rebellion alongside members of the successful Big Ask campaign that led to the Climate Change Act in 2008. The CEE Bill has been written with contributions from prominent scientists and academics and is based on trusted science from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) outlining what Governments around the world need to do in order to avoid devastating climate change.

What does the Bill call for:

  • A serious plan to deal with the UK’s fair share of emissions and to halt critical rises in global temperatures.
  • Our entire carbon footprint be taken into account – in the UK and overseas.
  • The active conservation and restoration of nature here and overseas, recognising the damage we cause through the goods we import.
  • Those in power not to depend on future technologies to save the day; technologies that are used as an excuse for us to carry on polluting.
  • Ordinary people to have a real say on the right way forward in a Citizens’ Assembly with bite.

What you can do to push this Bill forward via your MP:

  • Lobby your MP to vote for the Bill in Parliament. Check out all the ways you can do that here.
  • Hold a local action outside your MP’s local office. This is also a great press opportunity so make sure you take a camera and lots of signs and banners.
  • Use all your social media channels to ask your MP to back the bill, and let others know what you are doing.

Information for this post has been taken from the Extinction Rebellion UK website. Visit the website for more.

Find out even more ways you can get involved with the CEE campaign.

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