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Panel Discussion
13:00 - 14:00 GMT
Friday, 8 January

The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill (CEE Bill): Can It Transform Food Systems?

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13:00 - 14:00 GMT
Friday, 8 January

The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill (CEE Bill): Can It Transform Food Systems?

We cannot prevent climate and ecological breakdown without radical change to the food we eat and how it is produced. The IPCC Special Report on Land Use shows the extent of change required to restore natural carbon sinks, to help mitigate against temperature rises of 2 degrees and beyond, and adapt to avoid the worst impacts such as flooding and food shortages.

The CEE Bill lays out a pathway for the creation of a strategy to deal with the Climate and Ecological Emergency, in line with the UK’s Paris Agreement 1.5oC commitments.  Key points:

  • The UK Government and UK companies will be accountable for our entire emissions and ecological footprint resulting from all supply chains – international as well as domestic.
  • The UK Government will be obliged to protect and restore UK ecosystems to reverse the decline in biodiversity and crucially to protect and restore ecosystems that are of critical importance to help mitigate and adapt to climate change:  our natural carbon sinks – peatlands, woodlands, soil, grasslands, wetlands as well as the oceans.

Our panel explores how this strategy might work in practice, in the creation of pathways to a fair and just transition to a zero carbon food system and a thriving natural world.

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