R,D.’s letter to Giles Watling MP
Not a suggestion but an example of what I sent, please use your own words as it is more effective, R.
You won’t be surprised I am writing to you about the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill. Most recent evidence indicates that the climate crisis is closer and more disastrous than originally indicated. We have seen major forest fires in most continents, permafrost, Arctic and Antarctic ice melting more rapidly; in other words the tipping points have been reached and are spiralling. Scientists are also telling us that the current pandemic is just another symptom of climate and ecological breakdown.
The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill has been drawn up by a collaborative team with input from lawyers and eminent climate scientists. It offers a clear vision and strategy to help the Government contribute to its fair share of limiting global warming, and starting to restore biodiversity and ecosystems. It calls for deliberative democracy to secure public engagement and support for this huge task.
As Alok Sharma is President of COP26, the UK government has pledged to provide climate leadership and to set an example to encourage other countries to raise the ambition of their climate targets. Despite this, global emissions are currently heading towards a catastrophic 3°C of warming.
Our Government must lead a global work stream on ensuring an inclusive and sustainable recovery from Covid-19. That is what they promised the UN. I am asking you please as my MP to insist that they do this.
You can find the Bill, relevant information and a short video at www.CEEBill.uk
I would be very grateful if you could please tell me as soon as possible
a) if you will support calls for this Bill to have its 2nd reading this year
b) if you will support the Bill.
Thank you for considering this.