We are really pleased to hear that Mike Wood, MP for Batley and Spen last week became one of the signatories to the latest ‘Climate Emergency’ Early Day Motion- with an amendment on the opportunities for carbon capture technology.
Mike Wood contacted us to say:
“Thank you very much for your two e-mails drawing to my attention Parliamentary Early Day Motion 303. It is very nice to hear from you again and I trust your group is working hard- we must all redouble our efforts must we not after the appointment of Owen Paterson MP as Secretary of State for the Environment.
I have enclosed the amendment I want registering in signing Early Day Motion 303 as I do believe that coal could have a major part in meeting our future energy needs always providing that we can remove the major issue of present emission levels. Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to contact me and I wish you well with your important efforts”
The text of Early Day Motion 303 is:
That this House recognises that there is a climate emergency and that the catastrophic destabilisation of the global climate represents one of the greatest threats that humanity faces; further recognises that there is a need to reduce the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide to 350 parts per million or below; believes it is impossible to predict how close the world is to dangerous tipping points and that immediate action is required to enact a programme of emergency measures with substantial emissions reductions in the short term of the order of 10 per cent within one year, with a longer-term goal of achieving a zero carbon Britain by 2030; further believes that at least two hours of prime time television per week should be used to explain the gravity of the crisis to the public, that domestic flights should be phased out, a speed limit of 55 miles per hour introduced and unabated coal usage reduced; further believes that investment in greening the economy can be an effective way of reviving the economy and, in that spirit, urgent investment should be made in energy efficiency and renewable energy, public transport and the retro-fitting of efficient insulation to existing housing stock, leading to the creation of a million green jobs within one year; and further believes that the introduction of such measures would send a positive signal to other countries in the negotiations for an international emissions reductions treaty.
For more information on the Climate Emergency campaign and Early Day Motions see http://www.campaigncc.org/climateemergencycampaign