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Council to consider declaring 'climate emergency'

SWANSEA Council is pulling out all the stops towards becoming among the most energy-efficient local authorities in Wales.

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Over the last 10 years the council has slashed its carbon footprint by 30%, but has plans to go even further over the coming years.

And a notice of motion going to Full Council on June 27 aimed at declaring a 'Climate Emergency' calls on the city as a whole to play its part in tackling the challenges of climate change.

Rob Stewart, Leader of the Council, said: "Swansea Council has always been strongly committed to doing all it can to protect and enhance our local environment.

"On top of that we see ourselves as a leading voice in encouraging others to follow suit. That's one of the reasons why we invest heavily in encouraging residents to recycle their waste.

"It is also why we are calling on councillors and the wider public to support the notice of motion and take steps to deal with the climate emergency that poses a threat to our children and their children's futures."

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