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Bristol Council makes net zero carbon pledge

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Bristol City Council originally intended to go carbon neutral by 2050 but, following the stark findings of the IPCC report on climate change, it has vowed to accelerate this low-carbon transition.  

The motion put forward at the Full Council Meeting noted that: "All Governments (national, regional and local) have a duty to limit the negative impacts of climate breakdown, and local Governments that recognise this should not wait for their national Governments to change their policies.

"It is important for the residents of Bristol and the UK that cities commit to carbon neutrality as quickly as possible."

The motion also stated that, as the only UK city to have been made a European Green Capital, Bristol has an duty to lead on environmental issues and it called on the Mayor to make the requisite changes. 

After being put to a vote, this motion was carried by 56 members, with none voting or abstaining.

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