Climate & Ecology Bill Motion

At a meeting of Hebden Royd Town Council on the 8th November the Council agreed to support the Climate & Ecology Bill. This followed its consideration by the Town Councils Climate Emergency Committee.

The Climate & Ecology Bill currently before the House of Commons, seeks to address the challenges that this situation poses by creating a whole-of-government approach to deliver a net zero and nature positive future. 

The CE Bill would require the UK Government to develop and achieve a new environmental strategy, which would include:

  1. Delivering a joined-up environmental plan, as the crises in climate and nature are deeply intertwined, and require a plan that considers both together:
  2. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with 1.5°C to ensure emissions are reduced in line with the best chance of meeting the UK's Paris Agreement obligations;
  3. Not only halting, but also reversing the decline in nature, setting nature measurably on the path to recovery by 2030;
  4. Taking responsibility for our overseas footprint, both emissions and ecological;
  5. Prioritising nature in decision-making, and ending fossil fuel production and imports as rapidly as possible;
  6. Providing for re-training for those people currently working in fossil fuel industries; and
  7. Giving the British people a say in finding a fair way forward via a temporary, independent and representative Climate & Nature Assembly, as part of creating consensus and ensuring that no one and no community is left behind.

Zero Hour is the campaign for the Climate and Ecology Bill

Added: Monday, 20 November 2023

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