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Caerphilly Council declare climate emergency

Posted on : 12 Jun 2019

Caerphilly Council declare climate emergency
Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet Members
Caerphilly’s Deputy Leader, Cllr. Sean Morgan’s Notice of Motion to declare a Climate Emergency, gained cross party support at a meeting of full council.
 
The motion sees the council become only the second in Gwent to join the growing campaign to become carbon neutral by 2030.
 
To date, more than 90 councils have joined the motion following a report from the UN warning that if the planet warmed by more than 1.5C there would be some devastating consequences, such as increased extreme weather events, loss of habitat and accelerating species extinction.
 
The motion sets out a clear commitment to reduce carbon by developing an energy plan and calling on the UK and Welsh Government to provide the necessary resources and support to enable effective carbon reduction, also to work with the Public Service Board and Cardiff Capital Region City Deal partners to develop opportunities to develop carbon savings.
 
Cllr Sean Morgan, said, “The world is on the cusp of a climate catastrophe and the negative trends we are already seeing can only be halted by transformative change in every aspect of how humans interact with nature. As a council we are continuously seeking ways to improve the way we do things to protect the environment for future generations. We must also look to take advantage of the positive economic and wellbeing impacts that transformative change can bring and I am pleased that the motion was supported as this is a hugely important cause that requires our action.”


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