Wingecarribee Shire Council Declares Climate Emergency

Wingecarribee Shire Council Declares Climate Emergency

Wingecarribee Shire Councillors have voted to declare a Climate Emergency following Wednesday evening’s meeting of Council. A majority of Councillors supported the Notice of Motion put forward by Councillors Whipper and Markwart. The declaration recognises the latest climate change science from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Australian Climate Council. Council also acknowledges that the Wingecarribee region is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and is being adversely impacted by heatwaves, bushfires, severe storms and changes in rainfall. Councillor Larry Whipper said the declaration of a climate emergency had been years in the making. “We need only...

Extinction Rebellion to show support for Wingecarribee Shire Council climate declaration

Extinction Rebellion to show support for Wingecarribee Shire Council climate declaration

Extinction Rebellion Southern Highlands will attend the council meeting on February 11 to support Councillors Larry Whipper and Gordon Markwarts notice of motion to declare a climate emergency. Following from their successful Climate Emergency Rally in the streets of Bowral, the local XR group co-ordinator said that the only responsible action for council was to declare a climate emergency. “We are now living in the reality of dangerous climate change as the recent cycles of unprecedented fires and floods have shown,” he said. “The only responsible action for council to take is to face this reality we are living in...

Extinction Rebellion to rally for change in Wingecarribee

Extinction Rebellion to rally for change in Wingecarribee

A climate rally and march to demand a climate emergency declaration will take place on February 1. The Southern Highlands Extinction Rebellion will hold a family friend climate rally that will begin at Bowral Memorial Hall from 10 am.ADVERTISING Promote health. Save lives. Serve the vulnerable. Visit who.int The march will conclude at 11 am at the Ted Springett Memorial Garden and will be followed by live music, speeches, dancing and yoga until 12:30 pm. Extinction Rebellion Southern Highlands local coordinator said that the purpose of the rally was to pressure the Wingecarribee Shire Council to declare a climate emergency....