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Climate and Nature Bill

Orkney and Shetland
Needs You Orkney and Shetland General Election 2024

Let's show that we want real action on climate and nature in Orkney and Shetland, take action today and back the Climate and Nature Bill

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About The CAN Bill

Climate and Nature Bill

The Climate and Nature Bill is a plan for a new UK law that addresses the full extent of the climate and nature crisis in line with the most up-to-date science

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Orkney and Shetland MP

Alistair Carmichael MP

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 Alistair Carmichael MP - Orkney and Shetland

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Alistair Carmichael MP, the Lib Dem MP for Orkney and Shetland, has pledged to support the Climate and Nature Bill.

General Election 2024 Candidates

Orkney and Shetland Candidates

Here were your Orkney and Shetland candidates in the 2024 General Election and whether they pledged to back the Climate and Nature Bill

Candidate data was last updated on 04 July 2024

Supporters

Alex Armitage
Alex Armitage
Scottish Greens
Alistair Carmichael
Alistair Carmichael
Scottish Liberal Democrats
Robert Leslie
Robert Leslie
SNP

Not Declared

Shane Painter
Shane Painter
Scottish Conservatives
Conor Savage
Conor Savage
Scottish Labour

Orkney and Shetland Open Letter

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Sign your Orkney and Shetland open letter to back the Climate and Nature Bill

If you have not already signed, please do sign the open letter as we will be continuing campaigning in Orkney and Shetland after the General Election, with our new 100 Days campaign launching soon. Every voice, every signature counts!

Dear Candidates,

We are writing to you ahead of the General Election to ask you to back the Climate and Nature Bill if you are elected to Parliament.

The Climate and Nature Bill is backed by 51,854 members of the public and 1,657 incredible organisations, politicians, and scientists from across the UK.

As local residents, we're alarmed by the damage that's being inflicted on our community, livelihoods, health, and homes as a result of the climate-nature crisis.

Recently, the Highlands and Islands region of Scotland has experienced devastating impacts from flooding which caused massive movement on hillsides. Motorists were being hit with debris, school routes became inaccessible and many livestock were killed. As local residents and business owners, we are increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of flood events, as their frequency continues to rise throughout the UK. [Source]

Across the nation, disasters like this are contributing to the rising cost of living. The higher prices we are paying for food, energy, transport, and consumer goods are all linked to our dependence on fossil fuels, the knock on effects of runaway climate change, and the destruction of nature.

But there is a solution. The Climate and Nature Bill is the legislation we need to tackle this growing crisis. The CAN Bill will help us build a healthier, more prosperous, nature-rich UK—as well as boosting new jobs and skills for people in Orkney and Shetland. It will make us:

  • Better off - by ensuring our homes are properly insulated, and our energy is cleaner, less expensive and more secure.
  • Healthier - by reducing air pollution, and by encouraging healthier, more sustainable food consumption, while supporting our farmers and food producers.
  • Happier - by protecting our green spaces and the wildlife that depends on them, ensuring everyone has access to nature and increased wellbeing.
  • More resilient - by reducing the threats from extreme weather, such as flooding, erosion, and crop failure.

Will you be the hero we need in Orkney and Shetland? All you have to do is say: "Yes, I'm backing the Climate and Nature Bill!"

Yours sincerely,

The voters of Orkney and Shetland

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727 National Organisations

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The Co-operative Bank
The Co-operative Bank
The Wildlife Trusts
The Wildlife Trusts
CPRE
CPRE
Triodos Bank
Triodos Bank
Ecotricity
Ecotricity
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
Church of England Environment Programme
Church of England Environment Programme
Nature Friendly Farming Network
Nature Friendly Farming Network
River Action UK
River Action UK
Sustainable Wales
Sustainable Wales

227 Scientists

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Dr George McGavin
Dr George McGavin
Prof Dame EJ Milner-Gulland
Prof Dame EJ Milner-Gulland
Prof Sir David King
Prof Sir David King
Prof Tim Jackson
Prof Tim Jackson
Liz Bonnin
Liz Bonnin
Prof Kevin Anderson
Prof Kevin Anderson
Prof John Barrett OBE
Prof John Barrett OBE
Prof Nathalie Pettorelli
Prof Nathalie Pettorelli
Dr Emma E Garnett
Dr Emma E Garnett

31 Faith Leaders

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Rt Revd and Rt Hon Prof Rowan Williams
Rt Revd and Rt Hon Prof Rowan Williams
The Lord Williams of Oystermouth
Church of England
Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg OBE
Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg OBE
Senior Rabbi
Masorti Judaism UK and Co-Founder of EcoJudaism
Revd Lord Roberts of Llandudno
Revd Lord Roberts of Llandudno
Supernumerary Minister
Methodist Church
Rt Revd John Arnold
Rt Revd John Arnold
Bishop of Salford
Roman Catholic
Canon Giles Goddard
Canon Giles Goddard
Chair
Faith for the Climate
Qari Muhammad Asim MBE
Qari Muhammad Asim MBE
Senior Imam
Makkah Masjid Mosque
Rt Revd Graham Usher
Rt Revd Graham Usher
Bishop of Norwich (Lead Bishop for the Environment)
Church of England
Richard Murray
Richard Murray
Chair
Eco-Congregation Scotland

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