LOCAL ECO campaigners joined a UK-wide day of action on Friday calling for the 'historic' Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill to be debated in Parliament with a banner unfurled across the River Teifi at Cardigan.

Explaining her reason for taking part, Hannah Schafer, of New Quay said:

“The CEE Bill is arguably the most important Bill of our time to be introduced into Parliament. It is supported by a fast-growing number of MPs and organisations.

“If passed, the Bill will set a legal framework for dealing with the emergency of accelerating biodiversity loss, extreme weather events and collapsing climate conditions.

“More than ever, with the UK hosting the international climate summit COP 26 this year, we need to be showing global leadership - this bill does that.”

Sue Hutchinson, of Newport, said: “No-one is immune to the threat of climate change - and it is sadly future generations that will face the worst of its consequences.

“The CEE Bill is a golden opportunity to help fix our climate and restore our natural world.

“We need the Westminster Government to put the Bill into law as soon as possible. We need more than talk - we need action.”

The Senedd elections on May 6 will be the first in which 16 and 17-year-olds in Wales can vote.


"We know that young people are really concerned about the future," said Jane Mansfield, of Newcastle Emlyn.

"This is their opportunity to have a say to make sure that Wales protects their futures by stepping up to the mark for the environment and climate."