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“This council resolves:
 To declare a climate emergency, in that it is acknowledged that a
rise in temperatures above 1.5⁰C will cause enormous harm, as
described in the ‘Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C’,
published by the Intergovernmental Panel on climate change in
October 2018

 That, as set out at the Council meeting on 25th September 2019, the
new Corporate Director be tasked with preparing a costed strategy,
targets and action plan for consideration by March 2020 by
Members to include:
o A baseline audit of what measure are currently in place to
address climate change and the current emissions of the
o Steps to ensure the Council’s direct and indirect activities
achieve net-zero carbon emissions and the date by which this
can be achieved;
o Ensuring that measures to reduce carbon emissions as well
as an assessment of the carbon consequences of all major
projects or decisions are considered at Board meetings and
Working Groups;
o How to engage with residents, workers and businesses to
reduce emissions across the Borough; and
o How progress against the plan will be reported.”
Upon being put to the meeting the Mayor declared the amended Motion
to be carried.