Bristol City Council has backed an ambitious new pledge for the city to become carbon neutral by 2030 – 20 years earlier than previously agreed.
The Bristol Post is carrying a story on the Council’s declaration that can be read here.
A You-Tube video of the Bristol Council meeting can also be viewed in the media window below.
Bristol now joins Frome Town Council in declaring a climate emergency who have also committed to becoming carbon neutral by the year 2030.
Totnes Town Council have also declared a climate emergency and a link to the draft minutes that can be read here
It is a promising sign that local authorities are finally acknowledging the extent of global climate crisis and particularly significant that London Mayor, Sadiq Khan has also declared ‘climate emergency‘.
Acknowledgement of climate emergency is an essential move forwards but only a tiny step towards implementing the significant changes necessary to transition society towards sustainability. Let’s hope appropriate actions follow these declarations.
Wishing everyone (especially Chichester’s community of cyclists) a very happy new year (on behalf of ChiCycle),