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Hounslow's Climate Emergency Declaration

At a meeting of Borough Council on 23 July, Hounslow Council declared a motion recognising the Government's amendment to its Climate Change Act Environmental and Sustainability Strategy (Paper No.19-197), that introduces a legally binding net zero carbon target for the UK by 2050. The council welcomes this change in UK law and urges the Government to consider all possible ways to bring this target forward.

Having joined with now over one hundred councils, the Greater London Authority and the UK Parliament in declaring a Climate Emergency at the last meeting of Borough Council on the 18 June, the council went on to pledge the following:

a) To run a citizen engagement exercise on tackling the Climate Emergency through a series of workshops, following the Cleaner Borough model,

b) Produce a Climate Emergency Action Plan by December 2019, in conjunction with the Greener Borough Strategy,

c) Start a year of Environmental Action, including lobbying for the appropriate powers and funding for local and regional governments to achieve ambitious net-zero targets such as 2030.

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