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England, Wales and Nothern Ireland: world’s first climate change act

Green Marker England, Wales and Nothern Ireland: world’s first climate change act

Friends of the Earth (England Wales & Northern Ireland) secured the introduction of the UK’s 2008 Climate Change act – a world first that commits the UK to legally binding cuts in greenhouse gases – as a result of its Big Ask campaign. Other countries are following the UK’s lead and introducing their own legislation.

 

In 2009, the group delivered seminars with the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office and its Department of Energy and Climate Change to promote the act across Europe, complementing the campaigns of other Friends of the Earth groups. In 2011, new laws are expected to be agreed in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark and Ireland.

 

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Friends of the Earth (England Wales & Northern Ireland) secured the introduction of the UK’s 2008 Climate Change act – a world first that commits the UK to legally binding cuts in greenhouse gases – as a result of its Big Ask campaign. Other countries are following the UK’s lead and introducing their own legislation.

 

In 2009, the group delivered seminars with the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office and its Department of Energy and Climate Change to promote the act across Europe, complementing the campaigns of other Friends of the Earth groups. In 2011, new laws are expected to be agreed in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark and Ireland.

 

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