Sheffield City Council Meeting to vote on declaring a Climate Emergency

Moves to declare a Climate Emergency will be voted on at the meeting of Sheffield City Council next Wednesday, 6 February. This is an extremely important step, and SCA are urging all who can to gather outside the Town Hall at 1pm to show the strength of our support. Extinction Rebellion are also rallying their supporters, and the link to their facebook event can be found here.

Jenny Carpenter, co-chair of Sheffield Climate Alliance, said: “We are delighted the council has listened to us and is now looking to take the bold step of announcing a climate emergency. We can all be proud that Sheffield is now the largest council to move forward in this way. We urge all councillors to vote in favour of this important declaration and send a clear signal about the importance of tackling climate change.

“It’s positive that the council is also aiming to bring forward the target date for becoming a carbon neutral city. Sheffield Climate Alliance is keen to work with the council on this to make sure we have a more ambitious target and then develop a really good action plan to ensure we achieve it.”

Green councillors have also proposed their own motion declaring a Climate Emergency, to be debated in the same session. SCA will be urging all our councillors to work together for the common good of the people of Sheffield and the rest of the planet. You can read the full text of both motions here