Seems quite appropriate on this storm-tossed day that hundreds of young people will be missing school and gathering in Bath – later this morning – in support of an international day of action called “Strike for the Climate.”
It all starts outside the Guildhall around 11 am – followed later by a march through Southgate to Kingsmead Square and back to the Guildhall for 1pm.
The photos on here are from a previous protest organised in the city.
MeanwhileLib Dem Councillor Rob Appleyard has welcomed the decision by B&NES to declare a Climate Emergency. The Council has pledged to take action to cut its own carbon emissions whilst also creating the conditions for others to also do so.
“I’m delighted that B&NES Council agreed to approve the Climate Emergency declaration. This decision was taken with overwhelming cross-party support. I want to thank Councillors of all parties for supporting the motion and particularly to thank the co-sponsor, Councillor Mark Shelford, for his strong belief and recognition of the issues we face.
“The vote sets us on a clear path of carbon reduction. Not only will we set our own house in order, but we will inspire others to act and create the conditions for them to do so. Tonight’s decision gives the next Council administration a great jumping off point to make the changes that are essential.
“The Lib Dems want to see bold action on climate change. We want to see amendments to planning rules to allow residents to update their homes to cut energy consumption – saving money as well as the planet – and of course, any new homes should be as energy efficient as possible.
“We also want to see all Council decisions come with a climate impact assessment, so that this emergency is always at the front of our minds, and for the Council to be a leader in the community through education and information.”