Climate emergency motion at Thanet District Council

27 May 2019

Green local councillors Becky Wing, Trevor Roper and Mike Garner supporting TDC's climate emergency declaration

The 3 newly-elected Green Party councillors on Thanet Disctrict Council welcome and fully support the Labour Group's call to declare a climate emergency when the full Council next meets on 11 July 2019.

Green Party spokesperson Cllr Mike Garner said:

"Climate change is the most important issue we face and needs to be tackled head-on. We cannot afford to sit back and wait for the Government to act: we need to take action now. We look forward to working with all Councillors to make sure this motion passes and that effective measures are enacted to ensure the Local Authority becomes carbon-neutral by 2030."

The Motion calls on the Council to:

  • declare a climate emergency;
  • pledge to do what is within its powers and resources to make Thanet District Council carbon neutral by 2030, taking into account both production and consumption emissions;
  • call on Westminster to provide the powers and resources to make the 2030 target possible;
  • continue to work with partners across the county and region to deliver this new goal through all relevant strategies;
  • investigate all possible sources of external funding and match-funding to support this commitment;
  • report back within six months with the actions the Council will take to address this emergency.

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