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Greens are delighted after St Neots Town Council passed a motion supporting a new, landmark Climate and Ecology Bill.

The town council is to write to Huntingdon MP Jonathan Djanogly and urge him to support the bill.

Green town councillor Daniel Laycock said: “David Attenborough has recently outlined that our current path risks everything we love and cherish, the loss of civil society.

“The Government has acknowledged that our national security is threatened by the Climate and Ecology Crisis.

“It is from this precarious position that I welcome St Neots Town Council’s decision to pass this motion supporting the Climate & Ecology Bill.

“It calls upon our MP Jonathan Djanogly to acknowledge the severity of the unfolding climate emergency and threat to our natural world.

“I hope he will lobby for the Climate & Ecology Bill and ensure the government allocates local authorities the funding required to protect our residents”.

Greens are delighted after St Neots Town Council passed a motion supporting a new, landmark Climate and Ecology Bill.

Cllr Laycock said the Climate & Ecology Bill was drafted by expert scientists, lawyers, and academics, and sets a viable pathway for the UK to limit global heating to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

He said it would protect and restore habitats, woodlands, wetlands, and the wider natural world to make sure that biodiversity loss is not just halted, but on the pathway to recovery by

2030.

Cllr Laycock said it would also establish a representative Citizens’ Assembly to involve people from all parts of the UK in deciding which policies are needed to avoid irreversible environmental damage.

“As the motion passed, it becomes the second council to do so in Cambridgeshire, after St Ives Town Council declared a similar motion in 2020,” said Cllr Laycock.

For more information, please contact Cllr Daniel Laycock on daniel.laycock@huntingdonshire.greenparty.org.uk/

daniel.laycock@stneots-tc.gov.uk

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