Oxford City Council sets £19 million budget for climate crisis - Instituto Ecológica

Oxford City Council sets £19 million budget for climate crisis

In response to the Oxford Citizens’ Assembly on Climate Change, Oxford City Council will set a Climate Emergency Budget that commits over £1 million additional operational funding and £18 million of capital investment to address the climate emergency.

In January 2019, Oxford Council unanimously declared a climate emergency and agreed to create a Citizens’ Assembly to consider new carbon targets and additional measures to reduce emissions.

In April, the Council set a vision to reduce its own emissions to net zero by 2030 at the latest – sooner than the Government’s deadline of 2050. The Council has also pledged to become net zero 2020 as well as hold a Zero Carbon Oxford summit in the early new year and Establish a Zero Carbon Oxford Partnership and influence partners to do more.

Source: http://www.climateaction.org/news/oxford-city-council-sets-19-million-budget-for-climate-crisis?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Goldman+Sachs+will+end+funding+for+Arctic+drilling+-+Climate+Action+News&utm_campaign=CA+Newsletter+17th+December+2019