The Climate Bill
that the Government has produced is along the right
lines but just isn’t good enough.
Its target of a reduction of 60% of CO2 by 2050
is way too low – science says it should be 80-90%.
It doesn’t include aviation and shipping emissions and it sets
itself interim targets that are too far apart to sustain the momentum for
something like this to really work. So
it needs changes if it’s to do the job.
In November 2007 the Bill will get its second reading
in the House of Commons and sometime early 2008 there will be a vote on
it. Both times we need Labour MPs to know that their
constituents want them to vote for a stronger law than the one that their Government has introduced.
There’s no doubt that it is the work of people on the ground, in their
own towns and cities, putting pressure on at the local level, that has led
to this Bill.
That power needs to be harnessed again to win a law that will work and
set an example to the world.
To join in the final push, and to find out how you can
help in all sorts of ways please get in touch with Neil Kingsnorth at
Friends of the Earth on 0113 3899952 or firstname.lastname@example.org
you decide to contact Neil, please can you tell him you read this
information in the Greater Manchester TJM/JDC Bulletin.