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To: Vale of Glamorgan Council and Barry Town Council

Climate Emergency - Time for Action!

Climate Emergency - Time for Action!

We are calling on both the Vale of Glamorgan Council and Barry Town Council to:
1. For the sake of local people and wildlife...Declare a climate emergency.
2. Commit to making both Barry and the Vale of Glamorgan Councils carbon neutral by 2030.
3. Call on both the Welsh Government and Westminster Government to provide the powers and resources to make this target achievable.
4. Work with other local authorities and organisations on sharing good practices, which will help limit global warming to less than 1.5°c.
5. Report to Full Council within six months of declaring a climate emergency, with the actions the Councils will need to take to address this emergency.

Why is this important?

There is now a global consensus that climate change poses significant risk to our health, our economy, our environment, our biodiversity and endangers the well being of future generations.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released a vital report on the state of the world's climate. They have warned that if the planet warms by 1.5 degrees there would be some devastating consequences, such as the loss of most coral reefs, and increased extreme weather such as heatwaves and floods. But given that the planet is currently heading for a truly catastrophic 3-4 degrees warming, it requires all our elected representatives to make an urgent and radical shift to change the way our society and economy is organised.
We are only too aware that Barry and the wider Vale of Glamorgan are coastal communities and as such are extremely vulnerable to sea level rises. Barry Action for Nature also fully realises that all its local conservation work by its volunteers will mean nothing if action is not taken to avert climate change.
We call on all our elected representatives to put their political differences aside and to work together to achieve the change we need in order to protect people and wildlife.

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Reasons for signing

  • Most people have an idea of the impact that our society is having on our environment and want the best for the future but it requires local and national leadership to set the example and bring about a fundamental change in our behaviour, both personally and collectively.
  • The world's first self-funding near-zero CO2 plan can be seen at: http://www.kadir-buxton.com/near-zero-co2-plan
  • Saving the world isn't hard...it just starts in your own back yard!

Updates

2019-07-27 18:00:42 +0100

Please join us presenting this petition to the Vale of Glamorgan Council at this coming Monday's Climate Emergency lobby from 5:15pm...all welcome!

2019-07-05 09:08:52 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-07-03 09:24:18 +0100

Good news ...the leadership of the Vale of Glamorgan Council have agreed to debate a Climate Emergency motion at their next full Council meeting on the 29th July so we need as many signatures as possible to make sure all the Councillors are aware that tackling climate chaos is important to the people of the Vale!

2019-06-26 14:27:47 +0100

50 signatures reached

2019-06-22 09:20:58 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-06-21 08:30:22 +0100

This petition will be presented to both of the Council's full meetings at the end of July...so we need as many residents to sign up as soon as possible!

2019-06-20 23:14:51 +0100

10 signatures reached