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To: The leaders of Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council

Councils in Derbyshire- declare a Climate Emergency!

Thank you for signing the petition Councils in Derbyshire- declare a Climate Emergency!,

On Wednesdays Derby City Council passed the Climate Emergency motion unamended and with no abstentions. We won in Derby, at least. Thank you all for helping make this happen.

Have a look at the report in the Derby Telegraph, which begins with:
Dozens of protesters who packed into the public gallery for the first meeting of a new Derby City Council administration saw unanimous agreement to create a working party to tackle climate change. See

We propose that Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council:
1. Declare a Climate Emergency
2. Commit to making Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council net zero carbon local authorities by 2030
3. Develop a clear plan within 6 months for a route towards being net zero carbon
4. Call on the UK Government to provide the necessary support and resources to enable effective carbon reductions

Why is this important?

There is global consensus that climate change poses significant risk to our health, our economy, our environment, and endangers the wellbeing of future generations.

Scientific evidence clearly demonstrates that we have no more than 12 years to limit a climate catastrophe and even locally, here in Derbyshire, we are dealing with significant challenges closely linked to a changing climate. These include extreme weather events, severe impacts to Derbyshire’s rich flora and fauna, and threats to food production and supply. Communities across Derby and Derbyshire are becoming frustrated by governments that are unwilling to take the urgent steps needed, to deal with these issues.

Humanity’s future depends on today’s bold and brave leaders to put traditional political differences aside and make the necessary decisions now in order to safeguard the environment, our future and those of generations to come.


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2019-10-29 10:53:56 +0000

Petition is successful with 2,300 signatures

2019-03-14 21:13:08 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2019-03-11 15:13:36 +0000

500 signatures reached

2019-03-05 09:51:17 +0000

100 signatures reached

2019-03-04 21:22:12 +0000

50 signatures reached

2019-03-04 18:50:28 +0000

25 signatures reached

2019-03-04 17:06:22 +0000

10 signatures reached