A climate emergency has been declared in Buckingham after a town council meeting on Monday.
Councillors discussed what actions could be taken to draw more attention to the issue and steps to take to start working towards a carbon neutral Buckingham by 2030. The meeting was held in response to a proposed motion by councillor Ruth Newell backed by fellow councillor Robin Stuchbury.
They decided to sign up to the covenant of mayors for climate and energy to track Buckingham’s progress and link with towns around the world who are cutting emissions.
Councillor Ruth Newell, chair of the council’s environment committee said: “I’m really pleased that Buckingham Town Council is taking the lead in recognising that we need to take actions locally to address climate change.”
“There are so many no-cost and low-cost options available that when combined with the funding available to communities and other organisations we can start to play an increased role in combating climate change.”