At tonight’s meeting of full council, Norwich City Council have voted in favour of Labour’s motion on the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill.
You can read the motion in full HERE.
You can find out more about the Climate and Ecological Emergency campaign HERE.
Cllr Matt Packer, who proposed the motion, says:
“It fills me with pride that every city councillor in Norwich has backed this motion calling on the Government to take the climate emergency seriously. We are at a crossroads and unless this Conservative government fully grasps what the world is facing then I fear for ours and future generations.
Norwich City Council has demonstrated what can be achieved through a clear and focussed strategy. Just some of our achievements include: reducing our own emissions by 62.2%, helping reduce the emissions of the city whilst its population has grown, helping our residents who have found themselves in fuel poverty as well as building Passivhaus developments. We are committed to net zero by 2030 and the council was ranked joint 15th out of 350 councils in a wide-ranging survey carried out by Friends of the Earth.
It is time that central government matched our actions and Boris Johnson took this matter seriously and backed it with the funding required instead of more empty words.”