As chair of Sustainable Staverton, I was delighted that Staverton Parish Council passed a motion in support of the Climate & Ecological Emergency Bill at their meeting last week.
Backed by almost 100 MPs, the CEE Bill is a parliamentary bill drawn up by scientists and academics which would commit this and future governments in law to following the scientific advice on climate change.
Read more here: www.sh-can.org. The motion is attached below.
Our MP, Anthony Mangnall has spoken out strongly in favour of action to tackle the climate and biodiversity crisis, and I’m very hopeful that with strong support from the Totnes constituency, he will join the cross-party group of MPs backing the bill.
All governments have to contend with keeping various conflicting groups happy in a relatively short election cycle. Making a commitment in law to follow the science will give businesses the certainty they need to invest and people the confidence to re-train in the green sector.
If you’d like to send Mr Mangnall a letter of support, there’s guidance at www.sh-can.org.
Copy of the motion passed by Staverton Parish Council: