"Greens call on Oxford City Council to declare a climate emergency to get the City on-track for a low carbon future."
Green Cllrs Craig Simmons and Dick Wolff are tabling a motion on Monday 28th January calling on the City Council to declare a climate emergency.
"Scientists are telling us we have just 12 years to avert a climate catastrophe. Councils everywhere must play their part - we want Oxford to join the growing number of local authorities who are declaring a climate emergency. In practical terms, this means getting the Council's own house in order as well as working with others to reduce the City's use of fossil fuels, " said Cllr Simmonds.
Plans for Zero Emission Zone in Oxford move ahead in the journey to zero emissions
Greens give cautious welcome to revised zero emission plans but say that the devil is in the detail.
"The proposals are a watered-down version of those presented in 2017 and there is a lot of detail that is still missing. Perhaps most disappointingly, the 'zero emission zone' has become a low emission zone. Private cars are unlikely to be restricted at all in the wider 'green zone' before 2025 and even then - as it currently stands - cars emitting up to 75gCO2 per kilometre will be permitted. This is twice the emissions of today's typical plug-in hybrid car. There are some good measures as well, such as the move to EURO6 buses, but there is a lot of detail still to be decided. As always, the devil is in the detail."
Cllr Craig Simmons 0773 980 3047
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Why not take the chance to have a chat with like minded souls, by popping along to our regular get-together? On the last Friday of each month members of the Oxfordshire Green Party, friends and interested people socialise through relaxed chats or heated debates, your choice :-)
If you've never been before, call Cheryl on 07500 665207 so she can welcome you!
You can find us at a table at the back; someone might have a green party Tshirt on and/or there'll be an A4 Green Party poster propped up on the table. Or just ask at the bar for directions!
The time is now for us all to act! Come along to show your support for Oxford City Green Councillors pushing through their motion to declare a Climate Emergency.
This could be one of the most important motions of 2019 - and could shape a fresh new future for Oxford and Oxfordshire. If local councils start this momentum - a Greener future will follow.
Please do join in - and write to your local councillor - and force them to pass this motion.
Help Cheryl Briggs win as councillor in the Town and District elections 2019 in Abbey-Northcourt in Abingdon. You may know Cheryl as the Co-chair of OGP and Chair of Abingdon GP.
Abbey-Northcourt is an OGP target ward and Cheryl has a good chance of winning - with your help. The Action Day will be an enjoyable social event.
There are 2 start times: 10am and 1:30pm with a bring and share lunch from 12:30.
Volunteers will be door-knocking and asking residences about their local issues and likelihood of voting Green. If you haven't done this before -don't worry as you will go with someone who has. People who have volunteered in the past have given feedback on how friendly and sociable the Action Days are. For more information ring Cheryl on 07500665207
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