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South Ribble Council promises progress after signing UK100 climate pledge

Posted on - 24th December, 2021 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Politics, South Ribble Locations, South Ribble News, Wildlife and Conservation
Jennifer Mullin, Director of Communities, Councillor Mick Titherington, and Deputy Leader and Councillor Paul Foster, Leader of South Ribble Borough Council

South Ribble Borough Council has signed the UK100 membership pledge to join other local leaders in the fight against climate change.

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Council leader Councillor Paul Foster has pledged that the council will use everything in its power and influence to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

It has also promised to work with residents and businesses to bring wider communities in line with net-zero targets.

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Councillor Foster said: “The pledge demonstrates a commitment from local government leaders to make progress over the next decade to deliver net-zero.

“We have already made significant progress since declaring a climate emergency in 2019 by delivering action that is part of our comprehensive Climate Emergency Action Plan, with the aim of South Ribble becoming carbon neutral by 2030.”

Recent council action against climate change included auditing estates and the installation of solar panels, LED lighting and a new building management system at the civic centre to help with energy efficiency.

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More tree giveaway events have been organised for 2022, offering residents the chance to pick up a tree or hedge plant, working towards the council’s target of planting 110k trees by 2025.

For more information, visit the South Ribble Borough Council website.

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