Friends of the Earth secures Climate Change Bill

We did it! In the Queen's Speech on November 15th the Government announced its intention to introduce a Climate Change Bill.

My government will publish a bill on climate change as part of its policy to protect the environment, consistent with the need to secure long-term energy supplies.

Her Majesty the Queen,
opening of Parliament, 15 November 2006.

This is a massive success for Friends of the Earth's Big Ask campaign.

We couldn't have done it without the thousands and thousands of people who contacted their MP to ask for just such a Bill - if you were one of those people, thank you!

People often say 'Does anything change politics?', well here it has.

Nick Robinson, BBC Political Editor, commenting the
Friends of the Earth Big Ask campaign and the inclusion of a Climate Change Bill in the Queen's Speech.