County Council have just passed a motion, with full cross party support, to declare a Climate Emergency. Fantastic that we have recognised the role we need to play in tackling Climate Change and protecting our Environment. Now the hard work of turning the motion into action!
— Darryl Eyers (@SCCDarryl) July 25, 2019
|Notices of Motion|
Mr Wileman to move the following motion:
“The County Council values the importance of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals including the global challenges of poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation and prosperity, and welcomes the importance placed by HM Government on all levels of government working together and that its partnership with local government is a key component to successful domestic implementation of the SDGs and that the county council has a vital role to play in terms of the planning, implementation and monitoring in Staffordshire which will be key in delivering the UK’s progress on meeting the ambitions of the Agenda 2030.
This County Council therefore:
· Calls upon Her Majesty’s Government to explore supporting domestic implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals through funded partnership roles within each local authority area;
· Encourages councils to continue their work on linking their local priorities with the overall ambitions of the SDGs;
· Declares a ‘Climate Emergency’, and commits to supporting Staffordshire councils in their work to tackle climate change by providing a strong unified voice for councils in lobbying for support to address this emergency, and sharing best practice; and
· The county council refreshes the good work of Hard Rain, Hard Rain 2 and Green Shoots to meet these new targets and share best practice across all councils.