Declare a Climate Emergency

Huntingdonshire District Council, Cambridgehshire County Council and Peterborough & Cambridgeshire Combined Authority

Climate-emergency
We know that the climate crisis is one of the most urgent challenges of the 21st century, and the UN
has made it clear that we have until 2030 to take positive and real climate action.
Petition by
Daniel Laycock
Huntingdon, United Kingdom

To: Huntingdonshire District Council, Cambridgehshire County Council and Peterborough & Cambridgeshire Combined Authority
From: [Your Name]

We call on Huntingdonshire District Council, Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough & Cambridgeshire Combined Authority to:

• Declare a climate emergency
• Set a target for the area to go carbon neutral by 2030 and put a plan in place to achieve this aim
• Call on Government to support the both Councils and the Combined Authority to achieve this aim
• Establishment of a Citizens Assembly on climate breakdown.
• A Green New Deal for the the county, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs in a low-carbon economy.
• Providing funding for the local area to achieve carbon neutral by 2030, allowing work towards this ambition.

More and more Councils across the UK and around the world are declaring a climate emergency, and leading by example where national Governments are failing. By taking this step, we will send a message to Westminster that we want real climate action now.

Not only this, but taking this step also has the potential to make Cambridgeshire a better place to live for its citizens, with cleaner streets, warmer homes and closer communities.

This is an emergency. Let’s treat it like one.