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Derbyshire Climate Emergency Debate

May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Derbyshire County Council will debate the following motion presented by Councillor Anne Western at their meeting on Wed 15 May.  Groups from the Derbyshire Climate Coalition will meet at 1pm outside the back of County Hall in Matlock for a show of support before the meeting which starts at 2pm. Please join us!

Derbyshire Climate Coalition is supported by the following groups : Amber Valley Green Party. Amber Valley Labour Party. Belper Labour Party. Chesterfield Climate Alliance. Chesterfield CND. Clay Cross Against Fracking. Chesterfield and District TUC. CPRE Derbyshire. Derby Climate Coalition. Derbyshire Churches Environment Committee convened by the Diocese of Derby. Eckington Against Fracking. Extinction Rebellion Derby. Friends of the Earth. Friends of the Peak District (CPRE). Green Christian Group. Hayfield and New Mills Labour Party. Heanor Little Green Folk. Kilburn, Denby and Holbrook Labour Party. Peak Extinction Rebellion. Sustainable Edale. Sustainable Hayfield. Transition Belper. Transition Buxton. Transition Chesterfield. Transition Hope Valley. Transition Melbourne Area. Transition New Mills. Transition Wirksworth. Unite Community Derby

Proposed Motion:
Climate change is an existential threat. Extreme weather events have caused damage and destruction in this country and have led to deaths and displacement of thousands of people worldwide. Natural habitats, wildlife and biodiversity are in peril. Scientists are warning that we have a little over a decade to implement urgent action to reduce CO2 emissions before we reach a global tipping point.
Action is required at international, national, local and individual level to achieve the carbon reduction levels needed.
This council recognises the work done by this and the previous administration and acknowledges the revised Corporate Environment Policy, Strategy and Action Plan recently agreed by Cabinet. Unfortunately, the current plans are not enough.
This Council pledges to:
•Declare a Climate Emergency
•Make Derbyshire County Council carbon neutral by 2030
•Call on the UK Government to provide the powers and resources to make the 2030 target possible
•Work with partners across the county and region to deliver this new goal through all relevant strategies
•Report back to Council within six months with the actions the Council will take to address this emergency

Details

Date:
May 15
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Organiser

Derbyshire Climate Coalition

Venue

County Hall
Matlock, DE4 3AG United Kingdom + Google Map
Website:
https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/council/contact-us/contact-us.aspx