On Tuesday afternoon Parliament will be holding a vital debate under the heading of “Wellbeing Economy approach to meeting climate goals”. The debate will take place in Westminster Hall from 4.30pm – 5.30pm. It is being organised by Caroline Lucas who is my MP for Brighton Pavilion and she is also the only Green Party MP in the UK currently. One of the significant challenges related to this proposed debate is that the Westminster Hall can only enable a limited number of MPs to attend. Yet we clearly need a wide range of MPs to participate from across the whole of the UK. The information about the debate is explained on her Facebook page which can be seen here and the text is also indicated below. So what can we do to persuade Parliament to transfer this to the main Chamber and what can people do to persuade their MPs to take part?
Really pleased to have secured the first-ever parliamentary debate (next Tuesday) on a wellbeing economy – a vital step if we are to successfully tackle the climate and nature crises. As a report for the OECD (The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) found last year, the pursuit of endless growth on a finite planet is leading to serious social and environmental harms. Yet how we run our economies remains the elephant in the room of climate action. We need to address it – and fast.
OECD is an intergovernmental economic organisation with 38 member countries, founded in 1961 to stimulate economic progress and world trade.