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Declare a Climate Emergency

We the undersigned petition the council to * Declare a Climate Emergency * Accelerate its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions within the Council’s estate and operations, targeting net zero carbon by 2025 * Work with business, the universities, neighbouring local authorities and voluntary organisations to devise and implement a rapid action plan to reduce GHG emissions throughout our city, aiming for net zero carbon by 2025 * Where funding is insufficient, publicly call on the government for more resources to allow Cambridge to meet these targets

Evidence of looming climate breakdown is now overwhelming. Our existence is threatened and we must rapidly reduce GHG emissions. This is the greatest challenge humanity faces.

We recognise the substantial carbon reductions that the Council has made in recent years following the Climate Change Strategy 2016-21. But we now know that it is now even more urgent to quickly reduce GHG emissions. We want Cambridge to demonstrate leadership amongst local authorities by publicly acknowledging the scale and urgency of the climate crisis, setting more ambitious reduction targets, and working quickly to meet them.

We recognise that is a huge ask. We will help.

With love from the people of Cambridge.

This ePetition ran from 13/12/2018 to 03/02/2019 and has now finished.

125 people signed this ePetition.