Reepham throws support behind climate emergency bill

Reepham Town Council has agreed to support the Climate and Ecological Emergency (CEE) Bill, which calls for the UK to do more to tackle its contribution to the climate crisis.

Norfolk water meadow. Photo: Zero Hour

The CEE Bill is a Private Member’s Bill first presented in the UK Parliament in September 2020 by Green Party MP Caroline Lucas, along with supporting MPs from seven political parties.
This would see the UK go beyond its 2050 net-zero target by accounting for its entire carbon footprint – domestically and overseas – and include international shipping and aviation, which are currently excluded from calculations.
The Bill would also bind policymakers to prioritise existing climate solutions over emerging technologies, and to give greater powers to the citizens’ assembly on climate change.

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