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To: Pembrokeshire County Council

Please support a climate emergency in Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire Council have declared a Climate Emergency.

Congratulations - your support made a difference! 1,150 of you signed the petition, thank you.

This link shows just some of the people who turned up at County Hall to present our petition and encourage our Councillors to vote for this. And they did - 38 councillors for, 6 against, and 6 abstained.

https://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/news/17631420.pembrokeshire-county-council-declares-a-climate-emergency/

The Council voted on two of the points in the motion submitted – these were points 1 and 4 below. The other points will be passed to Scrutiny committee for further discussion and planning.

- Declare a Climate Emergency
- Commit to making Pembrokeshire County Council a net zero carbon local authority by 2030
- Develop a clear plan for a route towards beingnet zero carbon and halting biodiversity loss within 12 months
- Call on Welsh and UK Governments to provide the necessary support and resources to enable the above
- Collaborate with experts from the private sector and 3rd sectors to develop innovative solutions to haltng biodiversity loss and becoming net zero carbon.”

So there is still much to do – we’ll need to keep monitoring, providing ideas and information, and demanding action from the Council.

Please support a climate emergency in Pembrokeshire

This petition asks Pembrokeshire County Council to declare a climate emergency and to further develop its plans for carbon reduction.

Why is this important?

On 8th October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a vital report on the state of climate science. They warned that if the planet warmed by 1.5C there would be some devastating consequences. Global warming has the potential to cause extinctions in a majority of the world's especially valuable ecosystems, already there is a massive reduction in biodiversity (loss of 60% of the number of species since 1970) including the loss of most coral reefs, and increased extreme weather such as heatwaves and floods. Yet the consequences of allowing 2C warming would be truly catastrophic. Given that the planet is currently heading for 3-4C warming, keeping to 1.5C requires a radical shift across across energy, land, industrial, urban and other systems to reduce emissions, unprecedented in history for its speed. 

We are asking Pembrokeshire County Council to join with the 44 other Local Authorities in the UK who have already declared a state of Climate Emergency. This will quite powerfully ensure that there is increased public awareness, and help re-inforce the council’s commitment to agenda 21 (approved by the full council after the 1997 Rio Earth Summit), and its promotion of the Welfare Of Future Generations Act.

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Updates

2019-05-13 10:58:10 +0100

Petition is successful with 1,155 signatures

2019-04-28 16:14:43 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2019-04-03 13:59:12 +0100

500 signatures reached

2019-03-28 17:49:56 +0000

100 signatures reached

2019-03-26 22:01:36 +0000

50 signatures reached

2019-03-26 17:48:12 +0000

25 signatures reached

2019-03-26 15:13:30 +0000

10 signatures reached