One of Northern Ireland’s most important pieces of legislation was debated in the NI Assembly on Monday 10 May – our first Climate Change Bill. After seven hours, MLAs cast their vote… and the result was a win for nature (and all of us) with the Assembly voting in favour of progressing the Bill to the next stage!

Puffin on Rathlin Island by Hazel Watson (rspb-images.com)

Puffin on Rathlin Island by Hazel Watson (rspb-images.com)

None of this would have been possible without your help. Together, almost 1,000 of you sent over 4,000 emails to your local MLAs, urging them to vote in favour of the Bill and its ambition to reduce emissions in harmony with nature. That's amazing! And it made a significant difference to the outcome with many MLAs citing the messages they’d received from their constituents during the debate.

If you missed the debate, watch below for some highlights: