Climate Change Bill 2021-22


place a duty on the Government to declare a climate emergency; to amend the Climate Change Act 2008 to bring forward the date by which the United Kingdom is required to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions; to place a duty on the Government to create and implement a strategy to achieve objectives related to climate change, including for the creation of environmentally-friendly jobs; to require the Secretary of State to report to Parliament on proposals for increased taxation of large companies to generate revenue to be spent to further those objectives; and for connected purposes.

Private Members' Bill (Ballot Bill)

What is this Bill?

The Climate Change Bill is a Ballot Bill tabled by Colum Eastwood.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 16 June 2021 and is currently before Parliament.

Whose idea is this Bill?

As a Private Members' Bill, this Bill represents the individual initiative of an MP (Colum Eastwood), not the Government.

What type of Bill is this?

20 Ballot Bills places are awarded by lottery to backbench MP's at the start of each Session. These Bills receive precedence for debate in the Commons and a handful will succeed in becoming enacted into law.

The higher chance of success means MPs who win a ballot slot are frequently lobbied by groups wishing to have legislation tabled on their behalf, but the choice of bill ultimately remains with the MP.

So is this going to become a law?

Historically, between 3 and 13 of the 20 Ballot Bills have succeeded in becoming enacted into law. Therefore, provided this bill is sufficiently high in the Ballot and the Government has no means to object to the bill, it has the greatest chance of PMBs to be enacted into law.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Ballot Bill, Private Members Bill, Process of a Bill

Official Bill Page

Next Event: 28 Jan 2022 - 2nd reading (Commons)

Last Event: 16 Jun 2021 - 1st reading (Commons)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons - 20%

Latest Key documents

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

28/01/2022
2nd reading (Commons)
07/12/2021
Bill
Bill 21 2021-22 (as introduced)
16/06/2021
1st reading (Commons)