Closed petition Run a Public Awareness Campaign about the Climate and Ecological Emergency

We need the government to run a ‘Climate and Ecological Awareness’ public information campaign that will reach as wide an audience as possible. The government has carried out such campaigns in the past for issues that posed far less danger to our well-being, for example the anti-smoking campaign.

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The UK Committee on Climate Change is telling us that we are not currently on track for our 2050 net-zero target and we are likely to see global warming of 2-4 degrees by the end of this century. This is far higher than the levels deemed ‘safe’ in the IPCC special report of 2018. Many of us are oblivious to the damage that we wreak daily on our environment by our activities.

We all need to get involved in facing the challenge, so that the UK can be a role-model for the rest of the world.

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Tell MPs what you think about the Climate Assembly’s recommendations for net-zero emissions

MPs from six select committees of the House of Commons joined together to set up a citizens’ assembly on climate change to look at how the UK should reach its commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
 
The Climate Assembly UK brought together 108 people from across the UK. Together they were representative of the wider UK population in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, educational level, where in the UK they live, whether they live in an urban or rural area, and how concerned they are about climate change.
 
They worked together to create recommendations to Government.

How can you help? 

MPs want to know what you and your communities think about the recommendations made by the assembly.

Discuss these questions with your school, workplace, family or community group and submit a joint response. It’s a great opportunity to hear others’ views on these issues and to share the outcomes of your discussions with MPs.

Share your answers via this online survey: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/A464RU/

Please return your responses by Friday 20th November 2020. 
 
Read more about the Assembly and its recommendations: https://www.ukparliamentweek.org/en/blog/tell-the-climate-assembly-what-your-group-thinks-about-their-recommendations/

Information provided in the survey will be used to inform the select committees’ ongoing work on net zero greenhouse gas emissions.  

What is a Select Committee?

Select Committees are cross-party groups of MPs. They are independent of the Government. 
 
Find out how Select Committees work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_2RDuDs44c