Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:12 pm Post subject: Climate Change Draft Bill
As part of my new role with Friends of the Earth (for which I'm not getting paid, so don't be too happy for me), I'm very much pushing the Big Ask campaign, which is calling for a stronger climate bill. The draft from the government isn't strong enough - we want an 80% reduction in CO2 emissions (3% a yaer until 2050), annual reports to hold government to account, and to include aviation and shipping in the total targets.
It would be a great help to the world if you could take ten minutes out of your day to put your thoughts down (if you haven't already) and send this off, so we can let the government know that we want serious action. The idea is then to work on getting MPs to support individual amendments to the bill to achieve these strengthenings.