Implementing Calderdale Green New Deal's Pledge


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On Wednesday 14th April Calderdale Council is debating the Calderdale COVID-19 recovery. The motion can be read online here.

Part of the motion states 

This Council resolves to

To take action on the Climate Emergency and grasp the opportunity to build a better, fairer and greener future for the borough putting the environment at the heart of growth – not a return to the old normal.

We will seek to amend this to strengthen the motion with the pledge that Calderdale Green New Deal is asking all election candidates to sign.

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The amended section on the environment will read: 

To take action on the Climate Emergency and grasp the opportunity to build a better, fairer and greener future for the borough putting the environment at the heart of growth – not a return to the old normal. We will achieve this by producing a plan to drastically cut emissions over the next 10 years and making the climate and ecological emergency a top priority in all Council actions. The plan will have clear dates, actions, persons responsible, and milestones to ensure its implementation.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the Council to back the aims and objectives of local residents who are campaigning to tackle the climate emergency. 

In addition, we are also asking that the recovery is a fair one across all wards in Calderdale and that we also come up with a new housing strategy to tackle the poor performance of the borough in this area. 

 

 

COUNCIL MEETING ON 14 April 2021

FROM COUNCILLOR Baker

 

AMENDMENT TO Agenda Item 12, Covid Response and Recovery

 

AMENDMENT:-

 

After

Invest in a fair recovery – working with our partners in health, the voluntary sector and local businesses to implement a Recovery Plan that benefits our communities.

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This will include developing a new strategy for regeneration in all 17 Council Wards, not just those covered by Town Boards.

 

After

To take action on the Climate Emergency and grasp the opportunity to build a better, fairer and greener future for the borough putting the environment at the heart of growth – not a return to the old normal.

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We will achieve this by producing a plan to drastically cut emissions over the next 10 years and making the climate and ecological emergency a top priority in all Council actions. The plan will have clear dates, actions, persons responsible, and milestones to ensure its implementation.

 

After This council Resolves to:

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Address the historic underperformance on housing with a new housing strategy. This will ensure the provision of homes fit for all, expand the Council Tax Base, and reduce the need for budget cuts.

 

 

NAME OF SECONDER - COUNCILLOR Evans


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