Action on Climate Change is not "Red Tape"

 
Urgent Demonstration outside the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills
Thursday, 21st April  from 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm



The government is defining the Climate Act,  crucial legislation against the greatest threat facing humanity, as “red tape”.

Not only that, but a host of other environmental legislation like the Wildlife and Countryside Act are potentially being thrown on the deregulation bonfire.

See further: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2011/apr/17/environment-green-laws-red-tape

and https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-business-innovation-skills

This looks like the thin end of the wedge of a trend towards deregulation that in the US, for instance, is threatening to roll back decades of environmental progress – as well as preventing any kind of meaningful action to prevent catastrophic climate change.

The Campaign against Climate Change was outside the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills a few days after the "red tape challenge" launch,  with the message that calling action on climate "red tape" is not acceptable...

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