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To: The Mayor of Liverpool, the Mayor for Liverpool City Region and all Councils in Merseyside
Liverpool & Merseyside: Declare Climate Emergency
We call on the Mayor of Liverpool, the Mayor for Liverpool City Region and all Councils in Merseyside (Liverpool, Sefton, Wirral, Knowsley, St Helen's & Halton) to declare Climate Emergency.
Why is this important?
In declaring a climate emergency, they would follow the lead of both Parliament and more than fifty councils around the country.
This declaration should include a pledge to make the city zero carbon by 2030, a commitment to green municipal energy generation and distribution, and ensure that there is properly democratic citizen representation in the development of all aspects of the city's climate justice programme. Bold climate action needs to be taken for the well-being of current and future generations, both locally and worldwide, and to ensure that the fragile balance in valuable ecosystems is maintained. Implementing this strategy could generate thousands of climate jobs in Merseyside.
This call for action is made in the light of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, published in October 2018, that concluded that humanity has 11 years for “ambitious action from national and sub-national authorities, civil society, the private sector, indigenous peoples and local communities” to deliver the “rapid and far reaching transitions in land, energy, industry, buildings, transport, and cities” needed to avoid tipping point.
We are a group of Liverpool climate activists who want to work with all those on Merseyside that wish to see Climate Emergency declared and urgent implementation of these actions.
How it will be delivered
To be decided in consultation with all the groups and people who will sign the petition and who are already doing great work on the issue of Climate Change in Merseyside.