Delighted that Gravesham Council has this evening declared a climate emergency with a target of net zero carbon by 2030. A big thanks to all the @graveshambc councillors who voted for the motion.
— XR Gravesham & Dartford (@xrgravesham) June 25, 2019
Notice of Motion
It will be moved by Cllr John Burden and seconded by Cllr Sarah Gow that:-
Gravesham Borough Council with this motion declares we have a climate emergency and we will begin to take action to prepare for the borough to become carbon neutral by 2030.
This may be a tiny step in the context of the long term global problem of climate change, but we believe the council should take a lead; taking action to reduce carbon emissions will also help make Gravesham a cleaner and more pleasant place to live in the short term.
This motion calls on the full council to:
Declare a climate emergency;
Pledge to do what is within its powers and resources to make Gravesham Borough Council carbon neutral by 2030, taking into account both production and consumption emissions;
Call on Westminster to provide the powers and resources to make the 2030 target possible;
Continue to work with partners across the county and region to deliver this new goal through all relevant strategies;
Investigate all possible sources of external funding and match-funding to support this commitment;
Complete a Green audit of all council services to ensure that weight is given to the environmental and sustainability impact as well as cost;
The Council will encourage plastic-free initiatives and support events intended to promote plastic reduction in the Borough
Set up a working group to report back within six months with the actions the council will take to address this emergency