Council to reduce carbon emissions as it declares Climate Change Emergency
SEFTON Council has declared a ‘Climate Change Emergency’ to help protect future generations.
Councillors voted to approve the declaration at Southport Town Hall on Thursday, July 18 following a motion raised by Cllr Paulette Lappin, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Regulation and Compliance.
It will see the council continue working to reduce carbon emissions and aim to be a ‘net-zero’ local authority by 2030.
It is hoped that Sefton can adapt cleaner and greener alternatives for all of its energy usage over the next 11 years.
Cllr Lappin said: “Recent extreme weather events over several years have presented severe challenges to Sefton and the Met Office clearly states that these kind of extreme weather events are significantly more likely on a planet with human-caused climate change.
“The message is loud and clear: business as usual is no longer an option.
“This is now a time for action and we will work closely with our partners across the Liverpool City Region to make sure we do all we can to tackle climate change in our beautiful borough and the world.”
Sefton has followed a number of other local authorities from across the UK in declaring a Climate Change Emergency in recent weeks.