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To: Kilkenny County Council
Kilkenny County Council - Declare a Climate Emergency!
1. Join the over 400 councils throughout the world that have already declared a Climate Emergency.
2. Communicate the Climate Emergency to all sectors of local society.
3. Develop a Climate Emergency Plan through a participative process that gives ownership and responsibility to all citizens, community groups and businesses.
4. Aim to reduce emissions to net zero by 2030.
Why is this important?
We call on Kilkenny County Council to declare a climate emergency and mobilise every section of the local authority and related organisations to respond to the crisis through a radical shift in policy that will lead towards greater community resilience and sustainability.
We are in the midst of a climate emergency. The world is nowhere near meeting the internationally agreed goal to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. Emissions need to be reduced to net-zero by 2030 or we face tipping the earth into runaway climate change and leaving our children a broken planet. By declaring a Climate Emergency the council can take the lead in developing a local climate emergency plan and engage with all sectors of society in establishing a roadmap for a rapid, equitable and just transition to a fossil free future.
How it will be delivered
We will deliver this petition by hand to the newly elected county council in June.