“Climate Emergency” Wording, Pledge, and Target Date, Removed From Amended Motion Passed By Surrey County Council

This morning Surrey County Council debated the climate emergency motion proposed by Cllr Jonathan Essex.

Cllr Mike Goodman proposed a significant amendment to the motion, that included removing the words “climate emergency”, removing any commitment to a target date or achieving carbon neutrality, and instead adding wording that Council resolves to “work towards zero emissions”.

The council passed the amended motion.

Cllr Essex, the original proposer, voted against the amended motion.

You can watch the meeting on this link, the relevant section starting from 1 hour 42 minutes.

Further reaction will follow.

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