Climate Emergency: Update

Fareham Lib Dems tabled a Climate Emergency motion to Fareham Council in August, and would welcome cross-party support when it is put to the Council meeting on October 24.

In September, the Council Leader announced the setting up of a Working Group to work towards carbon neutrality in the Council’s activities. We have amended our original motion to take account of this welcome move. See the full text here: Climate emergency motion.

The minutes of the Executive meeting of September 26 set out the Council Leader’s announcement.

More than half the UK’s principal local authorities, of all shades of political control, have now declared a climate emergency, as more and more people realise that we ALL have a part to play in averting a global disaster.

The UK Parliament backed a Climate Emergency motion introduced by Labour MPs earlier this year.

The Tory environment secretary at the time, Michael Gove, commented: “A warming world will result in the desertification of large parts of our earth. it will also lead to population movement as desertification and the transformation of previously fertile lands into lands incapable of generating food means that individuals are on the move.”

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