Closed petition All infrastructure projects be tested against the Net Zero Emissions 2050 Law

Ensure that all current and future infrastructure projects as part of Budget 2020 and beyond are rigorously tested against the Net Zero Emissions 2050 law. Sustainable and low carbon projects should then be prioritised including renewable energy and mass public transit.

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The evidence that we are in the midst of a global climate emergency is obvious, the science is obvious. But more than that we can see the impact of climate change every day from floods, to bush fires, Greenland and Antarctica ice melting faster than ever, to the decline in biodiversity. This is not a drill, we need real leadership and we need it now.

This government speaks about the people's priorities and surely the biggest priority for everyone is a planet that is safe to live on.

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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