Zero Hour is the campaign for the Climate and Ecology Bill (formerly the CEE Bill) – a plan for a new UK law that addresses the full extent of the climate and nature crisis in line with the most up-to-date science. The Bill is the only proposed legislation before the UK Parliament that ensures a comprehensive and joined-up approach to the emergency.
The Climate and Ecology Bill will have its second reading in the House of Lords on 15 July 2022. It’s the first opportunity for Peers to debate the key principles and main purpose of the Bill—and a huge moment along the Bill’s journey into law. On the day, (Lib Dem) Lord Redesdale—who’s responsible for the Bill as its sponsor—will open the second reading debate. Any peer can speak during second reading, but it’s only after second reading that the Bill moves to committee stage, where a detailed line-by-line examination and discussion of any amendments takes place. This later stage will likely take place in the autumn.
The Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor, Sir Patrick Vallance, will also deliver a briefing to MPs and Peers on the latest climate science, taking account of the recent reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The briefing will take place on Monday 11 July 2022.
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