15 July. 6pm. Let’s make Croydon Council declare a climate and ecological emergency

XR Croyon

From Extinction Rebellion website

Extinction Rebellion Croydon is holding a noisy action outside the Croydon Council meeting  on Monday 15 July to coincide with the presentation of its petition.

‘Let’s make Croydon Council declare a climate and ecological emergency! Thanks to the efforts of Croydon Rebels, the leading example of other boroughs and support from other local environmental groups, it was announced at the Sustainability Summit that a motion to declare a climate emergency will be discussed at the Council meeting. We are holding a big, noisy action to make sure the motion is passed. Keep the date free. It’s vital that we get as many of us there as we can.’ – from Facebook page

The Petition

‘We the undersigned petition Croydon Council to:

‘declare a Climate Emergency and review the council’s current carbon reduction plans to establish the actions needed to be compatible with 1.5 degrees warming and to bring the timescale forward from 2050 to 2025.

Further we ask the council to call on government and the Mayor of London to give Croydon Council the powers and funding to enable Croydon Council to become carbon neutral by 2025 .’

The IPCC’s Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, published in October 2018, describes the enormous harm that a 2°C rise is likely to cause compared with a 1.5°C rise, and confirms that limiting Global Warming to 1.5°C may still be possible with ambitious action from national and sub-national authorities and others.

We welcome action by the London Assembly, Bristol City Council and other city councils around the world declaring and committing resources to tackling the Climate Emergency and becoming carbon neutral by 2025.’

To sign online petition click here: https://www.change.org/p/london-borough-of-croydon-council-croydon-council-to-declare-a-climate-emergency

Printable petition sheets: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gRuh8fehn0DYJ5k5SWErYVsC8fU8mC9s/view

2000+ signatures are needed before 15/7


Climate Change and Local Plan Review

Croydon’s Unite Retired Members Branch agreed on Friday 5 July to request the Council to have in its Local Plan Review a central theme of how neighbourhood housing, green space development and the expansion of housing and infrastructure, can be implemented within the wider context of how they contribute to reducing climate change.

It also agreed to suggest to the Croydon Trades Council, the Croydon Assembly and the environmental and green organisations in Croydon that they set up a joint enquiry into these matters  with the resultant report to be submitted as evidence to the Council’s Local Plan Review.

About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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