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Climate and Ecological Emergency

We the undersigned petition the council to acknowledge the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s Special Report on Global Warming (October 2018). We request that Sutton Borough Council notes the London Assembly has declared a Climate Emergency, recognises the seriousness of the situation and welcomes further ambitious steps. We request that Sutton Borough Council acknowledges the action already taken by Bristol, Manchester and many other city councils around the UK and the world to declare and commit necessary resources to tackling a Climate Emergency. We urge you to declare a Climate Emergency, supported by specific plans of action to make Sutton carbon neutral by 2030, and to call on government to give Sutton Borough Council the powers and funding to make this possible. We ask that Sutton Borough Council, its partners and representatives work together to report back to council and petitioners within 6 months with specific proposals.

After the Paris agreement in 2015 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was charged with producing a special report detailing the differences between a 1.5° rise and a 2° rise. The UK government as a signatory committed the country to do its part in relation to the agreement. This petition follows the logic of the agreement in asking for detailed and specific plans for Sutton.

Started by: Mark Webb

On reaching 50 signatures

This ePetition runs from 21/03/2019 to 30/04/2019.

537 people have signed this ePetition.