A motion to declare a climate emergency and make Thanet council carbon neutral by 2030 received a unanimous backing.

The motion was put by Labour councillor Rob Yates who asked that TDC: “Declare a climate emergency; Pledge to do what is within TDC powers and resources to make Thanet District Council carbon neutral by 2030, taking into account both production and consumption emissions; Call on Westminster to provide the powers and resources to make the 2030 target possible; Continue to work with partners across the county and region to deliver this new goal through all relevant strategies; Requests the council investigate all possible sources of external funding and match funding to support this commitment.”

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