*** LATEST NEWS FROM DORKING CLIMATE EMERGENCY ***
Tonight, 18th June 2019, an extra-ordinary meeting of Mole Valley District Council voted UNANIMOUSLY to declare a meaningful Climate Emergency. Thanks to all who responded to our urgent call-out and managed to attend the debate. And even more thanks to Claire Malcolmson and Clayton Wellman who presented the motion.
Council therefore resolves to:
- Declare a Climate Emergency.
- Pledge to make Mole Valley District Council and its contractors carbon neutral by 2030, or earlier
if possible, taking into account both production and consumption emissions.
- Lobby Surrey County Council and the to provide resources that will make possible the 2030 target date set by scientists for total carbon neutrality.
- Work cross-party within Mole Valley District Council, and with local businesses, land owners, community organisations and residents to make a positively beneficial impact on the environment and biodiversity in the District.
- Place climate change on agendas to be discussed at appropriate committees – to build strategies and
action plans with timescales.
- Report actions undertaken to address this emergency to Council twice a year and inform Council of planned actions for the next period.
- Use these actions to help create jobs and a stronger community, along with increased wellbeing and
a sustainable future.
An amendment to change the date of carbon neutrality to 2050 was defeated and Councillors emphasised
the need for individual action and a robust and forward-looking approach.
We await developments with great interest and look to Surrey County Council and the 9 remaining local & district Councils to do likewise.