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Northchurch Parish Council Passes a motion on the Climate Change Emergency

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Cllr Lara Pringle

On 1st July, Cllr Lara Pringle, Vice-Chair of Northchurch Parish Council proposed and Cllr Mark Somervail seconded a Motion to the Parish Council on the Climate Change Emergency . It was passed unanimously.

Congratulations to Lara Pringle, Mark Somervail and Peter Holditch for getting this important motion tabled and passed unanimously.

This council recognises:
The overwhelming weight of scientific evidence which establishes the risk of man-made climate change and the implications for global warming leading to rising sea levels; loss of habitat; loss of bio-diversity and the associated long-term dangers to human and all other life on the planet.
Mark Somervail

Cllr Mark Somervail

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) Special Report on Global Warming of October 2018, which describes the harm that a 2C rise in global temperatures is likely to cause and which advises that limiting global warming to 1.5C may be possible with ambitious action from national and sub-national authorities, civil society and the private sector
Recognises the concerns expressed regarding the above amongst the local community and wider society
To engage with local residents, businesses, schools and other sectors of our community to take appropriate steps to seek commitments at all levels to work towards carbon neutrality and environmental sustainability

To consider this objective in all relevant decision making from this date.