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Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill

EDM (Early Day Motion) 832: tabled on 02 September 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 71 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House expresses profound alarm at the climate and ecological emergency, with wildfires raging in California, and ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica melting in line with worst case scenario predictions for sea level rise according to a study by the University of Leeds and the Danish Meteorological Institute; acknowledges that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” are needed in order to limit global warming to 1.5°C; is concerned that the target of achieving net zero emissions by 2050 in the 2008 Climate Change Act has been overtaken by the accelerating crisis; welcomes the presentation of the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill, formally known as the Climate and Ecology Bill; notes that it would ensure that the UK plays its fair and proper role in limiting global temperatures to 1.5°C, by taking account of the UK's entire carbon footprint, including consumption emissions released overseas as a result of goods manufactured abroad for use in the UK; further notes that it would actively improve the natural world by protecting and restoring the UK's ecosystems, and ending the damage to nature caused by supply chains; highlights that the Bill establishes a Citizens’ Assembly to recommend measures for inclusion in a new Climate and Ecological Emergency Strategy; and calls on the Government to support the Bill to increase the ambition of the UK's climate legislation and demonstrate real climate leadership ahead of co-hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference in 2021.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 2 September 2020
North Down
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2020
Coventry South
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 September 2020
Edinburgh East
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 September 2020
Ceredigion
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 September 2020
North East Fife
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 September 2020
Strangford
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 September 2020
Arfon
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 September 2020
St Albans
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2020
Streatham
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2020
Salford and Eccles
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2020
Birkenhead
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 September 2020
Argyll and Bute
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2020
Bedford
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 September 2020
Oxford West and Abingdon
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2020
Liverpool, Wavertree
Webbe, Claudia
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2020
Leicester East
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 September 2020
Twickenham
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2020
Brighton, Kemptown
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2020
Cynon Valley
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 7 September 2020
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2020
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2020
Hartlepool
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2020
Glasgow North West
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 September 2020
Edinburgh West
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 September 2020
Richmond Park
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 September 2020
Kingston and Surbiton
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2020
Central Ayrshire
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2020
Stirling
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2020
Liverpool, Riverside
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2020
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2020
Denton and Reddish
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2020
East Lothian
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2020
Easington
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2020
Jarrow
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2020
Poplar and Limehouse
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2020
Glasgow East
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2020
Glasgow North
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2020
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2020
Rochdale
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 September 2020
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 September 2020
Foyle
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2020
Islington North
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2020
Liverpool, West Derby
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2020
Leeds East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2020
Falkirk
Osamor, Kate
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2020
Edmonton
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2020
Leyton and Wanstead
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 September 2020
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2020
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 September 2020
Glasgow South
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 September 2020
East Renfrewshire
Hanvey, Neale
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 September 2020
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 September 2020
Glasgow South West
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 25 September 2020
West Lancashire
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 September 2020
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 5 October 2020
South Shields
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2020
Gateshead
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2020
Hemsworth
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 November 2020
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 November 2020
Dunfermline and West Fife
McCabe, Steve
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2020
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2020
North Ayrshire and Arran
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2020
Swansea West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.