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Councillors pass Climate Emergency motion to move towards a zero-carbon council




Councillors at Barrow Borough Council have announced they're extremely delighted that the Climate Emergency motion was passed in a full council meeting on Tuesday evening.

Thanking every councillor that voted through this motion, the council now look forward to bringing in new policy towards reducing carbon emissions to zero and to work with as many partner organisations as possible.


Councillor Ann Thomson, leader of Barrow Borough Council, who brought the motion said: “I thank every councillor that voted through this motion and we look forward to bringing in new policy towards doing our bit to reduce carbon emissions to zero and to work with as many partner organisations as possible.


"I am just so pleased that the council are taking this issue so seriously. That the motion passed as it did show how many members of the council are ready to get stuck in and work hard to do what the council can to get to that important zero benchmark.”


The council will now author a Climate Change Policy and Action Plan ready for Autumn 2019 that will set out the steps the council will take to move towards being a zero carbon council.


Councillor Thomson said: “There are so many ways in which we can tackle this important issue and between councillors, council officers and our communities we will head towards the target from the earliest possible date. How the council makes decisions on policy and procedure need to fit this target so we are doing our very best for the environment.”


The council is also looking at other initiatives within its climate change agenda. Councillor Therese Assouad from the Wildlife and Heritage Advisory Committee commented, “we are looking at further initiatives that can make us a greener council and that can help protect the amazing bio-diversity in the Borough. Not just at council level but initiatives that the whole community can be part of.”


We thank every councillor that voted through this motion and we look forward to bringing in new policy towards doing our bit to reduce carbon emissions to zero and to work with as many partner organisations as possible.


Now the hard work begins, putting together the plan to take us to being a carbon zero council.

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