Sunday, April 21, 2024

Birmingham City Council backs Climate & Ecology Bill

Birmingham’s Environment cabinet member Councillor Majid Mahmood has called on politicians of all parties to give their backing to the bill, and ensure that local authorities across the country have the support they need to deliver its aims.

Cllr Mahmood said: “Birmingham City Council declared a climate emergency in 2019, and set an ambitious target to become net carbon neutral by 2030, or as soon after as a just transition allows. Now, we’re backing the Climate & Ecology Bill and calling on the government to do more to tackle the twin crises of climate and nature.

“As a nation, we need to play our part in limiting global temperature rises, and in protecting and restoring nature. The Climate & Ecology Bill would require the UK Government to develop and achieve a new environmental strategy, putting this at the heart of the government’s work.

“We’re also calling on the government to ensure that local authorities are given the resources that they need in order to deliver this strategy in neighbourhoods right across the country, as whilst the fight against climate change is global, it will be won or lost at a local level.”

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