On 12th March, the Government unveiled its draft Climate Change Bill. The bill came about because of sustained lobbying by environmental groups and, latterly, because of pressure exerted by the opposition parties.
The bill sets out a target of 60% CO2 emission reductions by 2050, and an intermediate target for 2020. Though very welcome, it is vital the bill is strengthened.
There is a consultation on the Bill, until 12th June. We encourage AEF members to send in comments and too get friends, colleagues and groups to do so. You do not need to be an expert and comments do not need to be long or complicated. .. HOWEVER .. There is ongoing discussion about the implications of some clauses of the Bill and this could affect our recommended response. We there suggest that you await further advice (on the AEF web site) before submitting your response.
The documents you need are available below.
Climate Change Bill consultation documents – Defra website
CC Bill consultation
Climate Change Bill – short summary
Consultation form – version to send by post