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Shropshire Star, 4 July 2019
It’s been almost 2 years since the House of Commons declared a Climate and Environment Emergency.
Climate change Category
A guide produced by Shropshire Council designed to support communities to become more sustainable.
Climate change is the greatest issue of our time. It is a global crisis demanding a global response, but also a local one. We must all, individually and collectively, actively work towards ensuring that this planet continues to enjoy an environment hospitable to human life.
Yesterday (Thursday 16 May 2019), Shropshire Council declared a climate emergency with unanimous support preceded by a lively lobby outside Shirehall organised by Extinction Rebellion.
Committee on Climate Change Weblink
An independent, statutory body established under the Climate Change Act 2008
Oswestry Town Councillor Duncan Kerr has urged Shropshire Council to re-write its Local Plan (currently out to consultation) to reflect the severity of the climate emergency we are facing.
Shropshire Green Party councillor Julian Dean has called out Shropshire’s Conservative administration, accusing it of failing in its response to the climate emergency after the Conservative group blocked two climate-focussed motions yesterday.
Cllr Duncan Kerr, expressed his disappointment that Conservative controlled Shropshire Council rejected his call for a waste minimisation strategy yesterday.
Fossil Free Shropshire Weblink
The Green Party's policies help our economy shift from a consumption-led economy to an investment lead economy. Watch this episode for a deep dive into funding change.
Further reading Category
Green Party Councillor Julian Dean on the last ten minutes of programme below talking a great deal of sense about the need to tackle Climate Breakdown and new housing in Shropshire, including redevelopment of Copthorne Barracks in Shrewsbury.
The fallout from the government’s Green Homes Grant (GHG) has affected Shropshire householders causing misery and annoyance and undermining the county’s climate targets, according to Shropshire’s Green Party councillor Julian Dean.
Shropshire and Telford Green Parties welcome the establishment of Zero Carbon Shropshire, the new Shropshire Climate Action Partnership, bringing together the councils in Shropshire and Telford, community groups, higher education providers and the business community.
Green Party Councillors across Shropshire have written to Shropshire Council leaders and Members of Parliament asking them to take the actions, which are essential if the county is going to play its part in the reduction and elimination of carbon emissions.
The Guardian, 19 January 2017