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Motion as amended that was passed with 29 voting in favour and 4 abstentions:-
“Humans have caused profound climate change. The world is set to overshoot
the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C limit.
The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report describes the
enormous harm that a 2° rise in temperature is likely to cause, saying that
limiting temperate rise to 1.5° may still be possible with ambitious action.
In order to limit the effects of Climate Breakdown, humans must urgently
reduce our carbon equivalent emissions from their current 6.5 tonnes per
person per year to less than 2 tonnes.
Authorities around the world are declaring a ‘Climate Emergency’ and
committing resources to address this emergency.
Council RESOLVES to:
(1) Acknowledge the conclusions of scientists that climate temperature rise
should be limited to 1.5°C. This is a Climate Emergency.
(2) Understand that declarations of ‘Climate Emergency’ are inextricably
linked with Social and Economic emergencies which affect ordinary people
globally and locally: all of these are equally important in achieving truly
sustainable communities.
(3) Pledge to continue the work to make the city of Norwich carbon neutral as
soon as possible, taking into account both production and consumption
emissions
(4) Continue and expand its work of building climate-change resilient social
housing
(5) Continue promotion of climate-change resilient planning and building
Council: 29 January 2019
(6) Call on Westminster to provide the powers and resources to make this
possible;
(7) Work with other local authorities to determine and implement best practice
methods to limit global warming to less than 1.5°C;
(8) Ask Cabinet to:
a) Continue to work with partners across the city and region to deliver
this new goal through all relevant strategies and plans, framed by
the 2040 Vision.
b) to report to council within six months with the actions the cabinet
will take to address this emergency. “

Original Motion Proposer: Councillor Carlo Seconder: Councillor Price

Humans have caused irreversible climate change. The world is set to overshoot
the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C limit.
The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report describes the
enormous harm that a 2° rise in temperature is likely to cause, saying that limiting
temperate rise to 1.5° may still be possible with ambitious action.
In order to limit the effects of Climate Breakdown, humans must urgently reduce
our carbon equivalent emissions from their current 6.5 tonnes per person per year
to less than 2 tonnes.
Authorities around the world are declaring a ‘Climate Emergency’ and committing
resources to address this emergency.
Council RESOLVES to:
(1) Declare a ‘Climate Emergency’;
(2) Pledge to make the city of Norwich carbon neutral by 2030, taking into
account both production and consumption emissions;
(3) Call on the Government to provide the powers and resources to make the
2030 target possible;
(4) Work with other local authorities to determine and implement best practice
methods to limit global warming to less than 1.5°C;
(5) Ask Cabinet to:
a) continue to work with partners across the city and region to deliver this
new goal through all relevant strategies and plans; and
b) report to Council within six months with the actions the Cabinet will
take to address this emergency.
Link to article on climate activists in Norwich