The Bill has the backing now of over 150 MPs and Lords from all major parties, as well as extraordinary levels of support across Devon including Devon County Council; Torbay Council; 7 of 8 District Councils (DCs) - East Devon DC, Exeter City Council, Mid-Devon DC, North Devon Council, South Hams DC, Teignbridge DC, Torridge DC - and dozens of parish and town councils.

How does the CEE Bill become Law?

The CEE Bill is a Private Members Bill. There are precedents for Private Members Bills becoming Law including the Climate Change Act 2008 and most recently the Down Syndrome Bill which is likely to become Law because of the support it received from MPs. If enough Conservative MPs speak out in favour of the bill, the Government could throw its support behind it and ensure that it becomes law. 

The CEE Bill calls for an emergency strategy that:  

  • restores and regenerates the UK’s depleted soils, wildlife habitats and species populations to healthy and robust states 
  • requires the UK to play its fair and proper role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions consistent with limiting global temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial temperatures
  • sets up a Climate & Nature Assembly, representative of the UK’s population and advised by experts. The Assembly would help advise Government as it develops the emergency strategy - but with Parliament always having the final say

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Britain has a historical reputation as a world leader. Our Government has expressed strong ambitions on tackling the climate and nature crisis, but so far, with few policies to back up those ambitions. The CEE Bill is cutting-edge legislation which would lock ambition into law, creating a blueprint for the world to follow.