The consequences of global temperature rising above 1.5°C and of the cataclysmic loss of flora and fauna, are so severe that it is the primary duty of national, regional and local government to take the necessary steps to halt and reverse climate breakdown and mass extinction of species.
Bold action to address the twin emergencies can deliver economic benefits in terms of new jobs and financial savings; this must be undertaken in ways that are redistributive, that protect the most vulnerable in society and tackle social injustice around the world.
Local authorities should not wait for national government to change their policies; they should act now in partnership with the communities they serve. It is vital to those living and working in Camden for the Council to achieve Zero Carbon by 2030.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.’Margaret Mead