Parish Council declares a climate emergency

April 1, 2019

At the last Parish Council meeting on 4th March, the Parish Council declared a climate emergency.

 

The Council agreed to set up a climate change working party that includes stakeholders, people with an interest and partners which would be tasked with undertaking an audit on our impact on climate change and the impact of climate change on us as a parish

 

The working party will engage with residents and stakeholders to put together a costed action plan to inform the 2020/21 budget setting process.

 

It was accepted that the definition of a Climate Emergency was an internationally recognised declaration being used globally by Councils and other Local Authorities, predominantly in the UK, Australia and the USA, the publicly declare concern over the IPCC’s findings which recognises the adverse global impact of the changing climate. The declaration also serves as a commitment to take urgent action and aspire towards carbon neutrality.

 

 

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