In January, Kirklees Council declared a Climate Emergency, now HoTT is asking parish councillors to join dozens of other UK councils and parish councils, and declare a Climate Emergency in the Holme Valley Parish.
“Experts tell us we have until 2030 to reduce carbon emissions and avoid global temperatures from rising above 1.5oC. This will only happen if we act now,” said John Queening, HoTT spokesperson.
Parish Council is a relatively small area, if we declare a Climate Emergency we
can act faster and respond more quickly. In other words, we can make change
happen,” added John.
HoTT is already
promoting renewable energy and energy conservation, growing food locally,
improving recycling and encouraging sustainable transport. By declaring a
Climate Emergency, Holme Valley Parish Council will take this work a step
further and move the region closer to a carbon neutral future.
The Climate Emergency motion will be considered at the full Council Meeting on Monday 25th March 2019. HoTT are urging local residents and community groups to contact their local councillor and join HoTT in expressing their support for the motion.