Decision Maker: Deputy City Mayor - with responsibilities for Environment, Public Health and Health Integration
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To issue a formal Declaration of Climate Emergency.
(1) Declare a Climate Emergency for the city.
(2) Address this state of emergency by developing a new programme of action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for a changing climate in the next Sustainability Action Plan for the city.
(3) Commission a review and updating of the council’s climate change targets, in light of the Climate Emergency.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) produced a special report in October 2018 which estimates that there are only 12 years left to act decisively on climate change, to be able to keep global warming within1.5°C. Leicester City Council is declaring a Climate Emergency in response to this, to further reduce carbon emissions in the city, to address climate change.
Not to declare a Climate Emergency.
Publication date: 01/02/2019
Date of decision: 01/02/2019
Effective from: 09/02/2019