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Declare a Climate Emergency: Barnet

We the undersigned petition the council to We ask Barnet Council to declare a climate emergency, and play a greater part in responding to it, with urgency. The recent IPCC report warned that humanity has 11 years to take emergency action in order to prevent global warming greater than 1.5°C. Above this, the risks to humanity of floods, droughts, extreme heat and poverty become much greater, impacting on hundreds of millions more people. The One Barnet Sustainable Community Strategy 2010-2020 notes the good work Barnet has done in the area of recycling, but also acknowledges it has one of the highest carbon footprints per head of population in London. Responding to this climate emergency is a non-party-political issue, which will affect us and our children for generations to come, requiring cooperation and collaboration across party-lines. We ask the Council to: 1. Declare that it recognises a Climate Emergency, 2. Pledge to do everything within the Council’s power to make the whole of Barnet carbon neutral by

More than 50 councils have already passed motions declaring a climate emergency. MPs have declared a UK climate emergency, as have the Welsh Assembly. A range of different motions have been passed, but most pledge to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030, and to implement action plans to achieve this.

A Climate Emergency declaration issued by a body in authority, such as a government or local council, can be a powerful catalyst for community-wide action if paired with a clear action plan.

References:
https://www.barnet.gov.uk/sites/default/files/assets/citizenportal/documents/councilanddemocracy/onebarneta4booklet.pdf

https://www.ipcc.ch/2018/10/08/summary-for-policymakers-of-ipcc-special-report-on-global-warming-of-1-5c-approved-by-governments/

This ePetition runs from 02/06/2019 to 30/09/2019.

4 people have signed this ePetition.