Greens welcome climate emergency motion to be debated at Wollongong Council - Illawarra Greens

Greens welcome climate emergency motion to be debated at Wollongong Council

Greens welcome climate emergency motion to be debated at Wollongong Council

MEDIA RELEASE
6 Aug 2019

Greens councillor Mithra Cox has welcomed a move by Councillor Ann Martin for Wollongong Council to declare a climate emergency.

Cr Cox said:

"Climate change has been politically polarised for decades. It is now time for us to work together on solutions.

"This is an important motion that acknowledges the seriousness of the problem, and the short time we have left to take serious action.

"We don't have decades left to turn this ship around and gradually reduce emissions.  We need to act NOW. This year, this month, today.

"While we wait for our federal and state governments to grow up and take responsibility, local communities can and should start taking action to address climate change, and council has a leadership role to play.

"For too long the only action on climate action has been from individuals and in the private sector.

"We look forward to this first step to formally acknowledge climate change is a real threat to our wellbeing and work with staff to bring about positive changes for the community."

The climate emergency motion will be debated by Wollongong Council on Monday 12 August.


More information: Mithra Cox 0419 720 322
Some climate related images available here:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/f8u10xxxtfqs1yp/AAB-oXOsSwJokyYZJsXxIbida?dl=0


Cr. Mithra Cox
Ward 1, Wollongong City Council
0419 720 322<tel:0419 20720 20322>