Petition to: declare a Climate Emergency and review the council’s current carbon reduction plans to establish the actions needed to be compatible with 1.5 degrees warming. Further we ask the council to call on government and the Mayor of London to give Hounslow Council the powers and funding to enable Hounslow Council to become carbon neutral by 2030.

We the undersigned petition Hounslow Council to declare a Climate Emergency and review the council’s current carbon reduction plans to establish the actions needed to be compatible with 1.5 degrees warming. Further we ask the council to call on government and the Mayor of London to give Hounslow Council the powers and funding to enable Hounslow Council to become carbon neutral by 2030. More details

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The IPCC’s Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, published in October 2018, describes the enormous harm that a 2°C rise is likely to cause compared with a 1.5°C rise, and confirms that limiting Global Warming to 1.5°C may still be possible with ambitious action from national and sub-national authorities and others. We welcome action by the London Assembly, Bristol City Council and other city councils around the world declaring and committing resources to tackling the Climate Emergency and becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

Petition Rejected

This petition has been rejected because:

  • It was an issue for which an e-petition is not the appropriate channel
  • It was outside the remit or powers of Hounslow Council

Additional information about this rejection:
The concern with this petition is its request for the council to declare a climate emergency which is outside of its powers. The Council has now been in correspondence with the organiser to help reword the petition for subsequent resubmission in a revised form.