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PENNARD COMMUNITY COUNCIL DECLARES A CLIMATE EMERGENCY

17, May, 2019

As most of the ideas put forward on the Vocaleyes Platform have been of an environmental nature. This has given the Community Council the impetus to declare a Climate Emergency for Pennard Ward. During the next six months we will be seeking advice and working with the Community to produce a plan for a carbon zero future for Pennard. If you are interested in helping us achieve these goals, we would love to hear from you.  Our vision is to include all demographics within the Community. The motion agreed unanimously by the recent meeting of the Full Community Council was:

Pennard Community Council will:

  1. Declare a ‘Climate Emergency’
  2.  Launch an inclusive consultation to develop an action plan over the next 6 months to:
    • make Pennard net-zero carbon as soon as possible;
    • increase local resilience to climate impacts;
    • maximise local benefits of these actions in other sectors such as health, agriculture, transport and the economy;
  3. Raise awareness throughout Pennard by forming a working party from within the community.
  4. Call on Swansea County Council to join us in declaring a Climate Emergency working toward a carbon neutral future.
  5. Call on Wales and UK Government to provide the support and resources to make this possible.
  6.  Work with other local areas, particularly the community councils and other partners in the Gower Biosphere;
  7. Report within six months with the actions the Community can take to address this emergency, for example increasing the energy efficiency of the Community Hall.
  8. Discuss with Renew Wales how they might support this process.