Around the world people are calling for action to tackle climate change but it isn’t being debated in our Parliament.
Recently MPs have tried to get this on the agenda. We’ve had emergency questions, backbench motions, and debates in Westminster Hall but those are all limited both in their time and their ability to progress the issue.
While Brexit dominates the Government’s time the absence of any other legislation means that in between the big Brexit debates there often isn’t much happening in the Commons. We need to make the most of the time we have and stop kicking important issues down the road.
I am one of more than 70 Labour MPs who have written to the Prime Minister this week to ask for the Government to dedicate at least one full day in the House of Commons to discuss the problems of climate change and the action that we need to take to reduce our carbon emissions.
You can read the letter in full below.