Cornwall Council and its “climate change emergency” – what happens now?

Posted By on 23rd January 2019

By Julia Penhaligon Council Hall officials are today (Wednesday) studying the implications of yesterday’s vote to make Cornwall Council carbon-neutral by 2030, as part of its declaration of a “climate…


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  1. “The other UK councils include Kirklees, Bradford, Scarborough, Brighton and Bristol – all now committed to action by 2030.”

    Just to be clear, they are all committed to completing all necessary action to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, not just to action by 2030.

    That means actions now and stopping burning fossil fuels before the deadline, which implies no new fossil fuels burning machinery (such as cars/ tractors/ busses/ lorries/ ect) by about 2022, given their lifespan!

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