Suffolk county councillors vote to declare a ‘climate emergency’. Overwhelming agreement to work towards cutting greenhouse gas emissions with the aim of the council becoming carbon neutral by 2030. The landmark decision came following a discussion of the issue at a meeting of the full council yesterday. The motion had originally been tabled by Green Party councillors Elfrede Brambley-Crawshaw and Robert Lindsay, who agreed some amendments before the session. Putting aside party political differences, 60 councillors voted in favour with a single vote against and one abstention. Councillors also agreed to form a cross-party panel tasked with coming up with policy ideas to help the authority cut emissions.
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