Lib Dems Lead Ealing Council’s investigation on how to tackle climate change locally


A few months ago the Liberal Democrats put a motion which was debated by Ealing Council and it was agreed that a Climate Emergency was happening but after waiting, the report DID NOT contain measures to assess whether the Council was succeeding or failing to meet its climate change targets.

So Liberal Democrat Group Leader gained agreement of Ealing Council to the three requests which means that:

  1. Ealing Council Cabinet papers should have text at the start of Council reports to indicate the impact on climate change of Council decisions so people can work out if a proposal will help or worsen our environment.
  2. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to monitor progress or not on climate change projects would be created and used covering areas like Energy, Food, Transport, Green space and Waste.
  3. The Chair of Overview & Scrutiny (OSC) be asked to consider if the committee would include the topic of Climate Change in its future meetings to help the Council meet its Climate Change.

Sonul Badiani, the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Ealing Central & Acton constituency, recently attended a rally in Westminster to show her commitment and importance of this issue.

Councillor Gary Malcolm said: "Liberal Democrat Councillors will monitor how the Council performs on this issue and will update residents as proposals are made and plans are introduced. The Liberal Democrats do not run Ealing Council but we have successful pressed them into doing the right thing to protect our environment."

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