Motion

Councillors Sara Bedford, Stephen Giles-Medhurst, Chris Lloyd, Alex Michaels, Sarah Nelmes, Andrew Scarth and Dom Sokalski to move under notice duly given as follows:

Council notes:

  1. The overwhelming weight of scientific evidence pointing to man-made climate change.
  2. The harmful effect that such climate change is having on our lives, natural habitats and eco-systems.
  3. The proud record of Three Rivers District Council on environmental issues.

Council therefore agrees to:

  1. Declare a Climate Emergency.
  2. Produce a strategy and action plan to make Three Rivers carbon neutral by 2030.
  3. Use all practical means to reduce the impact of Council services on the environment.
  4. Use all planning regulations and the Local Plan to cut carbon emissions and reduce the impact on the environment.
  5. Work with partners in the public and private sector and implement best practice.
  6. Engage with local residents and businesses to gain their support.
  7. Request Central Government to provide the support and resources needed to progress the action plan.

Council therefore requests that details of the strategy and action plan be brought to Policy & Resources committee by the end of 2019.