Petition East Riding of Yorkshire Council to declare a Climate Emergency and take action

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We Petition East Riding of Yorkshire Council to join other councils around the UK and internationally, to declare a Climate Emergency, and to resolve to take appropriate action.

We are facing unprecedented climate catastrophe. Leading scientists have warned that we have 12 years to take emergency action on climate change, or we face the gravest threats to our local and global environment. This includes worsening risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people. Extreme weather events are already being seen, even in East Yorkshire!

We must act urgently, starting by immediately declaring a climate emergency to protect the people of East Yorkshire and the rest of the world from harm.

We call on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council to:

1. Declare a ‘Climate Emergency’ now.

2. Immediately halt fossil fuel expansion in our area

3. Support the roll-out of clean renewable energy technologies immediately.

4. Ensure current and future policies are consistent with averting climate change and preventing ecological collapse.

5. Reduce carbon emissions to net zero no later than 2030.

Please sign our petition calling on the East Riding Council to declare a climate emergency and take urgent action to avoid a climate disaster for all of us, and for generations to come.