Going through the motions

On Weds 7th October, the following motion will be “debated” by Manchester City Council.
Don’t lose any sleep over it being defeated…

Ahead of the Copenhagen summit of world leaders, Council commits
to signing up to the10:10 campaign to reduce CO2 emissions by10%
by the end of 2010. Council resolvesto campaign alongside Stop
Climate Change Chaos/Oxfam to demand effective, fair and globally
just action on climate change from Copenhagen and beyond.
Council recognises the impact that climate change will have upon the
lives of Mancunians and peoples across the globe and we resolve to
commit to a campaign of public information activity including a
‘Climate Change’ festival in order to promote awareness of these
issues and to provide information to Mancunians about the 10:10
Campaign.
Council thanks the diverse range of campaigning groups and
individuals who are contributing to the writing of the Climate
Change Action Plan due to be published in November which
will act as the driver for change across Manchester and will send
out a strong message that local government,businesses, public
bodies, communities and individuals are ready and key to
delivering the reductions in CO2 needed.

Signed: Councillors Richard Cowell (proposer) Richard Leese (seconder),
Sue Murphy; Sheila Newman; Bernard Priest, Jim Battle and Mike Amesbury.

The meeting is at 10am, Level 3, Town Hall Extension. Open to the public…

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