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CLIMATE EMERGENCY DECLARATION
Councillors have unanimously agreed for Barnstaple Town Council to declare a Climate Emergency.
The IPCC advise in their report that we have until 2030 to take urgent action on climate change in order to keep the earth's rising temperature below 1.5 degree Celsius. This means the current global target to cut carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 is simply not enough to avoid a catastrophic change in our climate. Business as usual is no longer an option and Barnstaple Town Council have recognised this by declaring a Climate Emergency.
What does it mean to declare a 'Climate Emergency'?
Declaring a Climate Emergency makes it a requirement to take immediate action to drastically reduce carbon emissions. This means the Council is now accountable for delivering the requirements of its Climate Emergency Declaration.
The commitments of the declaration are as follows:
How are we becoming carbon neutral?
What has been happening so far?
The Members Climate Change Emergency Working Party have been...
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