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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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.”