Council reaffirms pledge to tackle climate change

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Argyll and Bute Council has once again signalled its commitment to supporting the global drive to tackle the climate change emergency.

At Thursday’s full council meeting, members approved a motion renewing the pledge, originally made by councillors in September 2019, to play its part in the worldwide effort to address global warming.

The motion referred to the publication of the recent United Nations Climate Change Report which outlined the scale of the threat, warning that the situation is now a ‘Code Red for Humanity’.

It also highlighted just some of the actions the council has been taking in recent years to ensure Argyll and Bute further improves its current positive position and low carbon emissions levels.

Council Leader Robin Currie said: ‘While we are fortunate in having one of the lowest carbon footprints anywhere in the UK, we also recognise that there is no room for complacency on this critical subject.

‘We are committed to helping the drive to tackle the impacts of climate change at local, regional and national levels wherever possible. This is a key priority for the council and, building on the actions we are already taking through the Decarbonisation Plan, we will work with our communities and our partners to explore all possible options to tackle the threat which climate change presents.’