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Belfast puts CC on agenda

Belfast puts CC on agenda 14 August 2019

Belfast City Council puts climate change resilience firmly on agenda (via Belfast City Council)

By Belfast City Council

Today, Monday 12 August, sees the first ever meeting of a new Belfast City Council all–party working group on the climate crisis.Belfast Lord Mayor Councillor John Finucane said: “We’re placing a clear emphasis on how Belfast can ensure its resilience to our changing climate; protecting our citizens – and particularly those most vulnerable – from existing and likely future effects of climate breakdown and investigating measures the Council can take to limit its impact on the climate crisis.

“Climate change has reached a point where we need to make urgent and concerted efforts to understand and prepare for its impact – both through research and considering good practice from other cities. Fortunately, our membership of the 100 Resilient Cities Network will give us access to international knowledge, interventions and best practice.

“We need to know how climate change is likely to impact on our citizens’ health and wellbeing, but also how it may have a knock on effect on the ambitions we’ve set out in the Belfast Agenda, including attracting and retaining investment. We’ve also got a responsibility as civic leader to inform our residents and encourage positive changes in business and community behaviour.”

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