ePetition - Brighton and Hove City Council, Act on the Climate and Biodiversity Emergency Now!

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Brighton and Hove City Council, Act on the Climate and Biodiversity Emergency Now!

We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to adopt an operational Climate and Biodiversity plan by April 2021. Councillors of all parties must follow these four steps to urgent climate and biodiversity action: 1) Allocate £5 million in BHCC’s 2021-22 budget for climate and biodiversity action (to be agreed on at the Budget meeting on 25th February 2021). 2) Adopt an interim climate and biodiversity emergency plan by 1st April 2021. The interim plan needs to be acted on immediately. We cannot waste more years delaying. 3) Hold citizens assemblies to make legally-binding decisions about how we take action. The people of this City need to decide our future. 4) Produce a fully-costed plan by 1 October 2021 that involves the whole community.

Two years ago, on December 13th 2018, the Labour-led administration of Brighton and Hove City Council unanimously declared its recognition of global climate and biodiversity emergencies. During this time the climate emergency has dramatically worsened alongside catastrophic loss of species.
The council has taken a few welcome steps to address the issues, but there is still no plan for the whole city to become carbon-neutral by 2030.
This is not acceptable.

This ePetition ran from 27/11/2020 to 16/12/2020 and has now finished.

1445 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

The petition will be presented to the full Council meeting on the 17 December 2020.


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