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Hambleton District Council to declare a Climate Change Emergency

We the undersigned petition Hambleton District Council to declare a Climate Change Emergency, and to develop, and implement, a Climate Change Action Plan to address it.

We are the last generation that can prevent irreparable damage to our planet. Responding to this climate emergency will affect us and our children for generations to come. It will require collaboration across party-lines.

We ask Hambleton District Council to:

1. Declare that it recognises a Climate Emergency
2. Pledge to do everything within Hambleton District Council’s power to make the whole of the district carbon neutral by 2030
3. Develop an ambitious sustainability strategy for reducing Hambleton District Council’s emissions, becoming carbon neutral by 2030
4. Continue to work with partners across the district and region to deliver this new goal, through all relevant strategies and plans
5. Report back to full Council in six months on an action plan to address the emergency, and then every six months after this on the progress being made
6. Dedicate sufficient staff and budget to achieve these aims, including training all Council staff and councillors.

Local government plays an important role in supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy and we note the commitments and progress Hambleton District Council has already made towards reducing Hambleton’s greenhouse gas emissions and becoming carbon neutral. But much more needs to be done for our district to play its full part in preventing climate change.
Making a Climate Change Emergency Declaration, and developing and implementing a Climate Change Action Plan, will empower our community, encourage others to follow suit, and help all of us treat the climate crisis as the real and threatening emergency that it is.

Many UK town, city and county councils have taken the step of declaring a climate emergency, pledged to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030, and to implement action plans to achieve this including City of York, Craven, Ryedale, Richmondshire, Scarborough and Selby. It is time for Hambleton District Council to join them.

This ePetition runs from 09/02/2021 to 10/08/2021.

81 people have signed this ePetition.