Climate Emergency Motion
approved unanimously by Hambleton District Council in December 2021

"Acknowledging the steps taken by the UK government and other world leaders at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, the huge scale of the challenge we face to keep the rise in average global temperature below 1.5°, the key role of local authorities in meeting the UK’s climate targets and, above all, our responsibility towards future generations, we believe the time has now come for Hambleton District Council to join other institutions and organisations throughout the country in declaring a climate emergency. We invite the people of Hambleton to join us in our efforts to rapidly cut emissions across the District and accelerate the progress we have already made as an Authority towards building a cleaner, greener, high-skills economy."