Closed petition Require health warnings at point of purchase of fossil fuel energy eg. petrol

Air pollution damages our lungs, hearts and brains; causing 40,000 premature deaths and £20 billion in costs every year in the UK.

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Burning fossil fuels is a major cause of both air pollution and climate change. It is a public right to understand the dangers of fossil fuels, just as it is for tobacco.

Emerging evidence suggests air pollution worsens covid19 outcomes. Health warnings connect the abstract threat of climate change with the vast array of health risks linked to fossil fuels. They should encourage use of alternatives to fossil fuels, and increase demand for zero-carbon renewable energy. Making fossil fuel use more of a public concern should inspire improvements to cycling and public transport networks, car sharing, EV charging stations and city planning.

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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