Bedford Borough Council & the Climate Emergency, Wednesday 10th July at 7.30

We’re pleased to welcome Bedford’s Deputy Mayor & Environment Portfolio Holder, Charles Royden, to speak at our next monthly meeting on Wednesday July 10th.

Charles will speak about the Climate Emergency declared by Bedford Borough Council back in March. The challenges are really considerable – both sharply reducing our carbon emissions and mitigation. As last year’s IPCC report stated, we have less than 12 years to enact far-reaching policy to prevent the very worst of climate breakdown and ecological collapse. We believe that local government has a crucial part to play, alongside other public & private institutions, businesses and individuals.
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How will Bedford achieve its goal of carbon neutrality by 2030?
What will the cost be, & the wider benefits to our communities?
How do we engage the public too?

Will other Bedfordshire councils make this commitment too?

There will be a chance to discuss and, of course, ask questions.

92 Councils have, at time of writing, declared a Climate Emergency, although not all have put in a time frame. And many others have taken no action since. (See links below)
As usual we will be in room G011 (ground floor) of the Gateway Building of the University of Bedfordshire, Polhill Avenue, Bedford. We start promptly at 7.30pm and anticipate finishing by 9.30 at the latest. Free parking is available on site although we encourage people where possible to travel by more sustainable means if possible!
Our regular BCCF events are free but donations allow us to cover costs and to continue to hold a full and varied program of events.

Here’s the original news in Bedford back in March
https://www.bedfordindependent.co.uk/bedford-borough-council-declares-climate-emergency/

For more info on the wider country:
https://climateemergency.uk/blog/list-of-councils/
Also see:
https://www.ipcc.ch/2018/10/08/summary-for-policymakers-of-ipcc-special-report-on-global-warming-of-1-5c-approved-by-governments/ 

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