Law for the Climate Emergency

Big problems need big solutions. The climate emergency threatens us all, but the Government’s response is very far short of what justice and scientific urgency demand.

We are working to develop proposals for a ‘Climate Emergency Act’ which would force Ministers by law to cut emissions far more rapidly.

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Webinar: Rising Sea Levels: Promoting Climate Justice through International Law

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Is Hull ready for the climate crisis?

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Climate and the law: The time is now

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Climate Emergency Bill: Resources

Climate change is the gravest crisis we face. You can find out more about our proposal for a Climate Emergency Law below.

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Webinar: Ideas and Perspectives for a Climate Emergency Bill

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