Hackney Council Climate Emergency Declaration

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Please sign and share this petition to encourage Hackney Council to Declare a Climate Emergency and develop an action plan on how and when they will respond to this emergency.

The need to act is more urgent than ever! World leaders’ measures are nowhere near enough to stop run-away climate change.  The (IPCC) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s recent report showed how the world is on track for a 3-4⁰C average global temperature rise.  We have just twelve years to stay within a safer 1.5⁰ C limit to avoid irreversible damage and catastrophic disasters around the world. The good news is we have the technology and know how to turn this story around…

Act NOW collectively. Individuals can make a significant contribution, but cannot be expected to reduce their emissions alone. This global problem needs a collective response. It needs every citizen, young person, family, group, school, enterprise, councillor, MP, leader and country to rise to the challenge by working together and supporting each other to create a world striving for zero carbon emissions by 2030.  This means governments, councils and press must tell the truth on climate change, declare a climate emergency and make long-term changes to resolve this issue. Whilst the UN climate agreement is a positive step, it's not enough and it's not legally binding in any way!

So far, over twenty-four UK city councils and more around the world are responding to this urgent call to action ignited by the Extinction Rebellion movement since November 2018.   The Mayor of London declared a climate emergency in December 2018 and the London borough of Lambeth in January. The more councils declaring a climate emergency and taking action the stronger the pressure on the UK government will be to do the same and support our councils. Then we’ shall see the essential systemic changes required begin to happen.

We call on Hackney Council to be the next council to make this declaration and to set out a public action plan of how they intend to help make it happen in the borough. We fully support and encourage Hackney council to take this big but essential step and appreciate its complexity.

How can I help? Please show your support for this call to action of Hackney council by signing and sharing this petition with everyone who cares about a future on this planet. Thank you for helping us make Hackney and the world a beautiful place to be, your contribution means alot!

Much Love,

Sustainable Hackney Team xx

Sustainable Hackney

Below is a list of local organisations that are backing this campaign.  If you would like to be one of them then email us at info@sustainablehackney.org.uk

Campaign Supporters:

     Extinction Rebellion International & UK & London & Hackney

     Plastic-Free Hackney

     Hackney Energy

     Divest Hackney

     Hackney People’s Assembly Against Austerity

     Growing Communities

     Hackney Green Party

     Fairtrade Hackney