Nottinghamshire: Motion to declare climate emergency to be proposed

A motion to declare a Climate Emergency will be put forward at Nottinghamshire County Council’s Full Council on 27 May.

If passed, the Council would formally agree to declare a Climate Emergency, and to delegate the new Transport & Environment Committee to take the lead in considering, agreeing, and overseeing measures to deliver against the council’s commitment to achieve carbon neutrality in all its activities by 2030.

In May 2019, a motion calling for the Council to set a carbon neutral target and closely monitor carbon emissions received unanimous support from councillors. Then in in October 2020, the Council agreed to commit to carbon neutrality in all its activities by 2030 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Proposing the motion, Ben Bradley MP, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council said: “This would be a clear signal of our commitment to improving the environment.  We’re already working towards carbon neutrality in our buildings but this pledge is just the beginning. We want to work with industry and the government to help us to deliver against our pledge whilst still supporting economic recovery, attracting quality housing and delivering jobs in Nottinghamshire.”

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