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Canterbury City Council Declare a Climate Emergency

SUCCess for lib dem motion - Jul 2019

Canterbury City Council, through a unanimous vote of councillors at a Full Council meeting, has declared a climate change emergency and set a target for the council to reduce its carbon emissions to net zero by 2030. This is a huge victory for all who have campaigned for this for many years. Who would have thought a few short months ago that we could gain cross party unanimous support for an issue that has been dismissed time and again in the past?

"We have a very small window in which to take action. There are costs involved, but not acting now will cost the earth. This is why we put our motion to the city council to declare a Climate Emergency to raise awareness, and support the public to take effective action."

Cllr Mike Sole

"This is no longer a fringe issue, 27 other councils have already declared a climate emergency. This is the chance for Canterbury to take its rightful place alongside other great cities such as Bristol, Cambridge, Liverpool, Oxford, Manchester, Nottingham and Richmond by becoming a leader on an issue vital to all of our futures. We will feel the short term benefits in a cleaner and greener city, whilst doing our bit to tackle the global crisis."

Cllr Alex Ricketts

Read our Climate Emergency motion in full.

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