What did it mean when the Government declared a Climate Emergency and Surrey County Council – among other regional authorities followed suit? Did it give them powers to act in certain ways?
Could they use it to influence policy? To set agendas? To change historical ways of doing things, in order to be more environmentally friendly? Was it a door ajar to push for change, and only ajar rather than open? Or a truly defining moment where the door was wide open and a real crack at reducing our carbon emissions could be made?
Working towards a carbon neutral Britain by 2050 has to start now – and many say that target should be much closer.
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