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The Big Ask. History Of The Big Ask. First day 25 th May 2005 The Big Ask campaign is launched. After having made a draft for the bill to the government to cut the amount of carbon dioxide.

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the big ask

The Big Ask

History Of The Big Ask

first day 25 th may 2005 the big ask campaign is launched
First day 25th May 2005The Big Ask campaign is launched

After having made a draft for the bill to the government to cut the amount of carbon dioxide.

The Big Ask teamed up with the Radio personality Thom Yorke to launch the campaign. A parliamentary petition is opened calling for a new law requiring “annual cuts in carbon dioxide emissions of 3%”.

13 july 2005 stop climate chaos coalition formed
13 July 2005 
Stop Climate Chaos coalition formed

Friends of the Earth formed a new coalition “Stop Climate Chaos” and there calling for a new climate law with annual carbon dioxide cuts.

1st may 2006 the big ask live concert
1st May 2006 
The Big Ask Live concert

Radio personality Thom Yorke makes the headlines with his “The Big Ask Live” concert in London. One of a series of gigs which are organised in support of the campaign. This event was attended by David Miliband, who later became Secretary of State for the Environment and the Conservative leader David Cameron.

1 september 2006 david cameron supports campaign
1 September 2006 
David Cameron supports campaign

David Cameron adds his support to the campaign and calls for a “Climate Change Bill” to be included in the next Queen’s speech. The Conservatives publish their own Climate Change Bill.

15 september 2006 mps tackled by big ask big lobby
15 September 2006 
MPs tackled by Big Ask Big Lobby

A month of of lobbying by constituents means 620 (out of 646) Mp’s have been asked to support the campaign for a strong climate change law.

15 september 2006 low carbon economy roadmap produced
15 September 2006 
Low carbon economy roadmap produced

The Big Ask teamed up with the Coop bank to create new research from the Tyndall Centre for research on Climate Change.

12 october 2006 hints of new climate law
12 October 2006
Hints of new climate law

Environment Secretary David Miliband indicates that the Government will introduce legislation to tackle Climate Change. By now 412 out of 646 MPs have signed a parliamentary petition (Early Day Motion 178). Only three other Early Day Motions had ever been signed by more than 400 MPs.

15 november 2006 new climate law announced
15 November 2006 
New climate law announced

The Government announces in the Queen’s Speech that it will introduce a new Climate change law.

13 march 2007 draft climate change bill
13 March 2007 
Draft Climate Change Bill

The government published a draft Climate change Bill. Friends of the Earth welcomes the move but calls for the bill to strengthened.