Help push the CEE Bill up the political agenda

Posted in: News
Date posted: 25 February 2021

Back in December 2020 we announced Operation Noah’s support for the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill (CEE Bill). We are one of more than 60 organisations who are members of the CEE Bill Alliance. We now need your help to keep it high on the political agenda.

The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill

In a nutshell, the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill calls for the UK to make and enact a serious plan to deal with the climate emergency.

“This Bill outlines the path needed to avoid the catastrophe outlined by the United Nations… it is farsighted aiming to protect those at risk now and in the future.” – Kumi Naidoo, former International Executive Director of Greenpeace International and Secretary General of Amnesty International,

It has the potential to become the most significant move forward on the climate emergency since the Climate Change Act 2008. It is a Private Members’ Bill, and taking it through parliament will be a hard-fought process but it has been done before with major climate legislation. It is an alliance bill that has been written by scientists, lawyers and activists and it is gathering support from a broad range of campaign groups, businesses, charities and individuals.

Create a Twitter storm and drop a banner

Recently, a second hearing of the bill was postponed for the second time when Friday sittings of Parliament were cancelled. With this in mind, the CEE Bill Alliance is calling for a day of action on 26th March. We’re encourage Operation Noah supporters to get involved by doing two things:

  1. Help create a Twitter storm – a sudden increase of posts on Twitter about the Bill. Record a message and tweet it to your MP asking them to back the CEE Bill (#CEEBill).
  2. Drop a banner in your local area. Many Church buildings would make good locations for a banner drop.

Interested? Read a full briefing for the action.

Finally, Caroline Lucas MP, secured an adjournment debate in Parliament on 9 February 2021. Watch it and be inspired.

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