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Wed, 21 Oct



What's the Climate & Ecological Emergency Bill about & should we fight for it?

We are hosting an event on behalf of WBCAN to learn more about the Climate & Ecological Emergency Bill.

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Time & Location

21 Oct 2020, 20:00 – 21:30


About the event

WBCAN has assembled a panel of experts in a bid to better understand what the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill (CEE) is, what it hopes to achieve, whether a CEE Bill like this is needed, whether we should be pushing our MPs to support the CEE Bill and if not, what alternatives to the CEE Bill are out there, if any.

You will hear from:

1. Nessy Haines-Matos - one of the core founding members of the CEE Bill Alliance, she was closely involved in the creation of the CEE Bill and will provide a comprehensive overview of the principles and justification for it.

2. Sir Brian Hoskins - Meterologist, Founding member and Director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, who sat on the CCC and also contributed to the 2007 IPCC international climate change assessment.

3. Ketan Jha - Lecturer in Law at the University of Brighton and part of Plan B's legal team, a network of volunteers who take strategic legal action to ensure those responsible for greenhouse gas emission bear the costs of loss and damage.

We will then take questions from the virtual floor.


On 2 September, Green MP Caroline Lucas tabled a new Climate and Ecological Emergency (CEE) Bill in parliament which, in a nutshell, calls for:

• the UK to make and enact a serious plan. This means dealing with our real fair share of emissions so that we don’t go over critical global rises in temperature

• our entire carbon footprint be taken into account (in the UK and overseas)

• the protection and conservation of nature here and overseas along supply chains, recognising the damage we cause through the goods we consume

• those in power not to depend on technology to save the day, which is used as an excuse to carry on polluting as usual

• ordinary people to have a real say on the way forward in a citizens’ assembly with bite

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