Tisbury Parish Council declared a Climate and Ecological Emergency in 2021. This page reports action taken in relation to this declaration.
Climate, Environmental, Ecological, Emergency
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Tisbury Parish Council recognises that there is a rise in global temperatures caused by manmade sources of greenhouse gases. Recent reports note that we must act swiftly to cut emissions if we are to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, caused by global temperatures rising above 1.5 degrees. In addition, public concern about climate change and the future impact it may have on our community, and furthermore the ecosystems upon which we rely, is rising. There is an urgent need to take decisive action in the limited time we have left to make a difference.

This is a national and global issue. However, Tisbury Parish Council will need to play our part and we recognise that concern over climate change must underpin any decision the Parish Council makes. We have declared a Climate and Ecological Emergency and have committed to becoming a carbon-neutral Council by 2040, and work with organisations and residents to help Tisbury Parish become carbon-neutral 2050.

Right now, we are facing a man-made disaster of global scale. 

Our greatest threat in thousands of years… Climate Change.” 

Sir David Attenborough