Notice of Motion at Wicklow County Council Meeting

Notice of Motion at Wicklow County Council Meeting 29th April in the name of councillor Tom Fortune from Greystones Municipal District.


This document reflects a global issue being actively tackled at a local level. Wicklow County Council was the first local authority in Ireland to declare ‘a biodiversity and climate-change emergency’, recognising the need to respond more urgently to the threat of climate breakdown and the global decline of species.

The unanimous decision was taken this week by councillors after they were briefed by local students who participated in recent school strikes for climate action. It coincided with similar declarations made in the UK, Scottish and Welsh parliaments – and by cities such as London and Manchester.

Source: Wicklow County Council. Text by The Irish Times

Year: 2019