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Green Party in Central Bedfordshire supports Motion to Tackle the Climate Emergency

The Green Party in Central Bedfordshire welcome moves by Central Bedfordshire Council to recognise the urgency for action on climate change. A motion endorsing the recent LGA motion declaring a Climate Emergency has been placed on the agenda for a full council meeting on Thursday.

Item 15(b) at Central Bedfordshire Council Meeting on Thursday 18th July

“That CBC endorse the recent LGA motion on Climate Change passed at the 2019 conference and calls on the whole council to support the production of a deliverable climate change plan, ready for roll out during 2020. The plan will start with CBC leading by example in its everyday practices, encouraging residents and businesses to do likewise and looking to invest in programmes that support a carbon free Central Beds for 2030 and beyond.”

See Agenda here http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/council/councillors/meetings/council/18-july-2019.aspx

The LGA (Local Government Association) passed a motion at its 2019 annual conference in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the role of local government in delivering them. This included a declaration of a ‘Climate Emergency’ and committed to supporting councils in their work to tackle climate change by providing a strong unified voice for local government, and sharing best practice across all councils.

Green Party policy calls for the UK to be net zero carbon by 2030 and to reduce the emissions embedded in its imports to zero as soon as possible. It also calls for this to be achieved through action in the UK and not through international carbon trading or offsets. See  https://policy.greenparty.org.uk/cc.html for more information.

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