Starting Fresh

As with any council commitment, it’s best to start with a motion. Your motion should set a mandate to act and set clear priorities and aims. A suggested motion is provided below which you can adapt and modify

The Council acknowledges the importance of tackling the climate and nature crisis as a local Council, it is a key influencing organisation for local people. It is therefore critical that the Council helps the Parish/Town of XXXX to become net zero; to restore damaged natural systems and to work with local partner organisations and Councils. 

 

In recognition of this and to lead the way, the Council resolves to;

  • reduce the carbon footprint of its own operations Town and Parish Council's own footprint XX% by YEAR

  • commit to working with partners to aim to reduce the Town/Parish of XXXX carbon emissions to net-zero by 2050 at the latest

  • aim for a XXX% Biodiversity Net Gain in the habitat value of our public open space

  • Promote and embed sustainable and energy efficient practices throughout the Town/Parish and to promote behavioural change across the area

  • Establish a Climate and Biodiversity working group to report and monitor on progress

  • As with any council commitment, it’s best to start with a motion. Your motion should set a mandate to act and set clear priorities and aims. A suggested motion is provided below which you can adapt and modify

  • The Council acknowledges the importance of tackling the climate and nature crisis as a local Council, it is a key influencing organisation for local people. It is therefore critical that the Council helps the Parish/Town of XXXX to become net zero; to restore damaged natural systems and to work with local partner organisations and Councils. 

  • In recognition of this and to lead the way, the Council resolves to;

  • reduce the carbon footprint of its own operations Town and Parish Council's own footprint XX% by YEAR

  • commit to working with partners to aim to reduce the Town/Parish of XXXX carbon emissions to net-zero by 2050 at the latest

  • aim for a XXX% Biodiversity Net Gain in the habitat value of our public open space

  • Promote and embed sustainable and energy efficient practices throughout the Town/Parish and to promote behavioural change across the area

  • Establish a Climate and Biodiversity working group to report and monitor on progress