East Yorkshire – one of the UK’s biggest carbon polluting areas – has declared a climate emergency after two earlier failed attempts. Today’s decision, backed by council leaders, was recommended by a cross-party climate review panel. Previous votes by the county council in 2019 and 2020 were defeated by the ruling Conservative group. Councillors at a virtual meeting, also voted to develop a climate change strategy within 12 months linked to an action plan for climate change mitigation and adaptation. They committed to review procurement procedures to ensure environmental factors were “fully considered and appropriately weighted”. They also backed a recommendation for partnership working and influencing behaviour on climate change.
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